NZ First sinks coalition partners' plan for fisheries review

NZ First sinks coalition partners' plan for fisheries review
02 Dec

NZ First has scuppered plans for a panel to provide advice on New Zealand's fishing industry. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash planned to revitalise the technical advisory panel, which was set up by the National Government to give expert advice on making fishing sustainable long-term. But in the latest of a series of backdowns those plans are now abandoned, a source said – because NZ First doesn't think the panel is needed,…

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EDS scaremongering on fisheries management? Make up your own mind Read full post…
23 Nov

EDS scaremongering on fisheries management? Make up your own mind

Stuff recently reported that Shane Jones and NZ First have blocked an EDS appointment of our Policy Director Raewyn Peart to a Ministerial fisheries advisory group. The reason given is our recent publication Voices from the Sea which reveals a number of problems with the operation of the fisheries management system. The fisheries industry, which is close to Minister Jones, has described the book as ‘scaremongering’. We disagree and think…

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22 Nov

Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari back on track

The Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries today announced their intention to establish a Ministerial Advisory Committee, early next year, to assist with the implementation of the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan. “This is excellent news”, said EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart. “It’s great to see the government now showing leadership in progressing implementation of the plan which aims at restoration of the badly diminished Hauraki Gulf.…

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09 Nov

Hauraki Gulf Book Sale: gift with purchase!

Purchase a copy of the stunning book The Story of the HAURAKI GULF and receive a copy of the equally wonderful Dolphins of Aotearoa. Two presents for the price of one! Simply go online to our bookshop and purchase a copy of The Story of the Hauraki Gulf. We'll automatically send you a copy of Dolphins of Aotearoa. This offer is available for a limited time. Don't miss out and…

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08 Nov

Media Statement: EDS welcomes Resource Management Reform proposals announced by Minister Parker

EDS is very supportive of the two-phase approach to resource management reform announced earlier today by the Minister for the Environment. “The most important bit of this announcement is in the final paragraph of the Minister’s press release,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor. “That is the indication that the Government intends to undertake a wide-ranging review of the resource management system commencing in 2019. “We have been waiting for this…

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02 Nov

EDS releases Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari lessons learned report

The Environmental Defence Society today released its report Turning the Tide: Integrated marine planning in New Zealand. The report distils lessons from the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial planning project in the Hauraki Gulf, which was completed in 2016, and compares it with international best practice. “Sea Change was the most ambitious marine planning project to be undertaken in New Zealand. Completing the plan was a major…