The New Zealand seafood industry has just endured another week of mainstream media criticism.
They’ve got a few problems over the ditch getting Aussies to eat home-grown seafood.
The scientific journal Nature last week published research into the potential of seafood to feed the world up to the year 2050 and, mostly, it is promising.
During the first lockdown, the fishing industry ratcheted up its philanthropy, with many companies donating fish to those in need.
Fishers, farmers, growers and the construction industry are in a worker crisis.
Nicknames are often ironic. Thus, big men are Tiny and ginger-haired are Bluey. In the case of Allan “Smiley” Mackay the epithet could not be more appropriate.
Two and three decades ago, Godfrey Wilson consistently had 250 fishing vessels for sale. Now there are just 10 on the books of his company, Maritime International, TIM PANKHURST reports.
They’re taking mental health seriously in the Australian fishing industry and in New Zealand there is political will, and money, to address the same urgent issues.
The big winner at last night’s Seafood Sustainability Awards was a man who has spent almost 20 years working to protect seabirds and marine mammals in the commercial fishing industry.