Current Issues

New body: Fisheries New Zealand

New body: Fisheries New Zealand

The Minister of Fisheries has announced the creation of a dedicated management body to be known as Fisheries New Zealand. The planned reorganisation of the Ministry for Primary Industries will create four new branches with a [...]

Our work in Rock Lobster

Our work in Rock Lobster

The National Rock Lobster Management Group (NRLMG) is a national-level, multi-stakeholder group comprising representatives of the customary, recreational and commercial fishing sectors and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Since its formation in 1992, the NRLMG [...]

Update: New Zealand Initiative fisheries project

Update: New Zealand Initiative fisheries project

The fisheries project began in May 2016 with the aim of eliciting much-needed debate about what New Zealanders want for the future of recreational fishing and needed changes in policies and practices. The project released three [...]

NZRFC Press Release

NZRFC Press Release

Recently confirmed President of the New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council (NZRFC), Keith Ingram, is looking to reaffirm the Council’s mandate in regard to recreational fishing interests … and take up any new opportunities offered in support of [...]

Rec Fish Council AGM promotes new 10 year strategic plan.

Rec Fish Council AGM promotes new 10 year strategic plan.

At the Annual General Meeting held on 11 November 2017, discussion was held on the future direction of the Recreational Fishing Council.  ‘The council needs to head in a new direction, whilst maintaining its advocacy role [...]

Minister announces Operational review of the Fisheries Management System

Minister’s Speech to the Seafood NZ conference today: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/speech-seafood-new-zealand-2015-conference Get your thinking caps on – this is going to happen fast,going to be high level, and is the first substantive chance in a long time for [...]

Change of leadership

Change of leadership

At a meeting held on Saturday 30th August 2014 in Wellington Geoff Rowling resigned as president of the NZRFC and vice president Ted Howard was appointed to the role of president. Ted comes from Kaikoura, is [...]

Snapper Battle Still Rages

Snapper Battle Still Rages

Indications last week they might pull the process have proved to be nothing but spin doctoring. [...]

Concession Crayfish

Concession is a privilege granted to a sector or body that in turn disadvantages the majority [...]

RFC Submission to Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year

RFC Submission to Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year

The RFC has made the attached submission to the MPI Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year. RFC Submission to Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year [...]