Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Aquaculture could be central part of climate plan

One of the Top of the South’s biggest exporters and employers, New Zealand King Salmon, has joined calls for climate action, saying its industry is disproportionately impacted by climate change.

The call follows yesterday’s declarations by Nelson City Council and Environment Canterbury of a ‘state of climate emergency’.

New Zealand King Salmon Chief Executive Grant Rosewarne says five of the last seven summers have been the hottest on record in terms of water temperatures on their farms, which impacts fish survival.

“We have operational activities in play to help manage sustained warm water temperatures during summer. But there is a bigger opportunity the region and country need to capitalise on.

“It’s eminently possible to reengineer our economy to deliver on New Zealand’s zero carbon and sustainability aspirations, and the aquaculture industry wants to play a leading role in this change.”

Rosewarne says while it’s promising to see central and local government are taking climate change seriously, the speed of change and the scale of the mitigations demands urgent and real action.

“The aquaculture industry has the potential to grow into New Zealand’s most valuable industry - and greenest primary sector. But as the climate changes we need to fast-track solutions and need supportive legislation to expedite change if we are to really commit as a region and country.”

NZKS is committed to leading this charge through multiple initiatives, including exploring open ocean farming, benchmarking carbon emissions, and continuing to make sustainable improvements to operations and supply chain.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Reforming Parliament’s Toxic Culture

It would be nice to think Parliament was a forum where rationality ruled – and where policies are raised and evaluated in terms of their contribution to the greater good. Obviously, it isn’t like that... More>>

Historic Assualt Allegation: Parliamentary Service Staff Member Stood Down
Rt Hon Trevor Mallard said today: “I do not want to cut across any employment or possible police investigations, but I am satisfied that the Parliamentary Service has removed a threat to the safety of women working in the Parliamentary complex." More>>


Fatal 2018 Crash: Police Officer Should Not Have Engaged In Pursuit

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer should not have tried to stop or pursue a car thought to contain young people in Palmerston North on 28 May 2018. More>>


New Poverty Targets: Goals Overlook 174000 Children In Worst Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction, but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. More>>


Study: Guidelines Needed To Avoid Risks In Government AI

New Zealand is a world leader in government algorithm use – but measures are needed to guard against their dangers. This is the conclusion of a New Zealand Law Foundation-funded report from the University of Otago’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project. More>>


Pike River: Families Welcome Opening Of Drift

The group representing 29 of the Pike River Families - the Pike River Family Reference Group - has welcomed the unsealing of the mine at a private family event this morning... More>>


Auckland Harbour Bridge: New Design For Walking And Cycling Crossing

The NZ Transport Agency has released plans for its preferred option for a shared path over the Auckland Harbour Bridge which will transform walking and cycling not only across the harbour, but throughout the city. The Transport Agency says its preferred ... More>>



Shaw First Reading Speech: Climate Change Response Bill

Madam Speaker, today we begin the task of amending the Climate Change Response Act [2002], to fulfil the commitment that we have made, as a country, to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. More>>


Housing: More Unsold Kiwibuild Houses Bought By Govt

The Crown underwrite for unsold Kiwibuild homes has been triggered for a second time. Now lack of sales in Mike Greer's development in Canterbury and Auckland means the government has had to buy back seven more homes. More>>





InfoPages News Channels