Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Kingfish release a great initiative

11th July 2006

Kingfish release a great initiative

“This is a great day for the relationship between our recreational and commercial fishing industries,” Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said as he watched over one thousand kingfish cascading into their new home at the Noises, in the Hauraki Gulf.

‘Kingfish go wild’ is a New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council (NZRFC) initiative, supported by fishing company Sanford Limited, to release into the wild 20 tonnes of healthy kingfish bred by the Parengarenga fish farm.

“It was great to see all those kingfish delivered into the wild. This is the first site of five where 10,000 to 20,000 kingfish are being released. The project demonstrates a strong commitment from both the recreational and commercial industries to improve the fishery, and bodes well for the future of our shared fishery management regime.

“The project will also provide the opportunity to professionally tag up to 5000 of the fish in these releases and accordingly is likely to contribute useful information on the fishery”.

The project was developed after the Parengarenga fish farm closed down last month. The NZRFC stepped in with a plan to buy the fish and release them into the wild, provided they were disease free. Permits were pushed through quickly by the Ministry of Fisheries to enable the staggered releases to start this week.

Jim Anderton said he was impressed with the commitment shown by stakeholders to build up their fisheries. “The NZRFC has had support from recreational fishers, many fishing clubs, NIWA, MFish, the Parengarenga Fishfarm Limited, and the major sponsor Sanford Limited.

"While it obviously has been a sad period for the people of Parengarenga with the end of their fish farm venture, the kingfish release has a New Zealand 'feel good' factor. I am very happy that different groups have been able to work together to get a excellent outcome quickly, which goes towards greater sustainability of our fisheries," Jim Anderton said today.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news