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Kia ora and welcome to the Fisheries site of the Ministry for Primary Industries.  

Our vision is to grow and protect New Zealand. We do this by: maximising export opportunities for the primary industries; improving sector productivity; increasing sustainable resource use; and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.

MPI is a new ministry formed from the merger of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Fisheries and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. 
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Latest News
1994 Snapper Mortality Information
MPI has received a number of requests to release data on juvenile snapper mortality from commercial...
[31 October 2014]
Kaikoura commercial fisherman fined
[5 September 2014]
Scallops die in botched seeding attempt
[11 August 2014]
MPI Honorary Fishery Officers catch shellfish poachers
A huge haul of shellfish collected at an Auckland beach may see two Auckland women facing serious...
[4 July 2014]
Updated : 28 July 2014


Fishing Rules - check the rules for where you are fishing, before you go

Report Illegal Fishing Activity  - fill out this online form or phone 0800 4 Poacher (0800 4 76224)

NZ Fisheries Infosite: celebrating NZ’s fisheries and their diversity, a collaborative engagement tool for all involved in the fisheries and its sustainability

Fisheries Communication Centre - Port arrivals, Port Departures, Entering restricted areas.....

Student and Teacher Resources - an online learning resource for teachers and students

NABIS provides spatial & visual representations of our marine biological & fisheries management data 

Science Working Groups - this area is restricted to invited working group members only

NZ Fisheries Management Research Database - for research & analysis of NZ fisheries management information