Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


George Clement new Chair of Seafood New Zealand

George Clement new Chair of Seafood New Zealand


George Clement was elected as the new Executive Chair of Seafood New Zealand at its most recent board meeting.

George graduated from the University of Canterbury with a BSc (Hons). He began work in Wellington in 1976 as a fisheries management scientist within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, working on the development of pelagic fisheries particularly for skipjack tuna, gaining his Inshore Fishing Skipper’s and Commercial Scuba Diving qualifications.

In 1987 he left to work on Maori fishing rights under the Treaty of Waitangi claims and established Clement and Associates Limited, which is well known for its independent expertise in fisheries in New Zealand and overseas.
He was also instrumental in the application of highly detailed seabed mapping within New Zealand waters and in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

George promoted the establishment of The Orange Roughy Company which led to quota owners taking an active role in the science, development and sustainable management of New Zealand’s orange roughy fisheries, culminating in their assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainable fisheries programme this year. This in turn led to the establishment of the Deepwater Group a decade ago, with George as CEO. He will continue in this role.
George also served as President of the Fishing Industry Association.

He is a Fisheries Advisor to the Prince of Wales Trust’s International Sustainability Unit.

He sees the main challenges in his new role as demonstrating to the New Zealand public that the sustainable management of our fisheries is world leading.

George replaces Eric Barratt.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news