Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


35 Year Aquaculture consents too long

Mon, 24 May 2004

35 Year Aquaculture consents too long

Statements from Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope, that mussel farmers will be given 35 year consents under the aquaculture reforms, are DISTURBING say Top of The South Environmental groups.

There is continual new information on the complexities of marine life and interaction with mussel farming says Friends of Nelson Haven and Marlborough Environment Centre spokesperson Steffan Browning. Some of the same marine farmers who are asking for such security of tenure are already concerned at the impacts of their own industry and to commit public space to potentially damaging effects for such a term is worrying.

A compromise might be first right of refusal for consent holders, should 10 yearly reviews, after considering environmental effects and community wishes, allow continuation says Mr Browning. He added that already some Marlborough mussel farms are not expected to run past the next few years.

Marlborough Environment Centre and Friends of Nelson Haven and Tasman Bay representatives will meet with industry ahead of select committee hearings on the aquaculture reforms to reduce issues of dissent, including consent terms, said Mr Browning.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news