Seafood New Zealand Friday Update 11 September 2015



Friday Update is Seafood New Zealand's weekly email from our Chief Executive.

Friday, September 11, 2015


In the Media


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Precision Seafood Harvesting finalist in Global Seafood Champion awards

Scoop (September 9) reported on New Zealand's Precision Seafood Harvesting fishing technology being announced as a finalist in Seaweb’s Seafood Champion Awards at Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong. Precision Seafood Harvesting is a finalist in the Innovation category, which recognises efforts within the global seafood sector to design products and processes with sustainability as a driving force.
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Marlborough scallop management

Radio New Zealand (September 3) reported on concerns around sustainable management of the Marlborough scallop fishery. The report quoted Challenger Scallop Enhancement Company Chief Executive John Reid saying while it had concerns about survey figures that showed a gradual decline in scallops in areas of the Sounds, it had responsibly managed the area, including closing off some areas managed by the company.
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Aquaculture NZ Conference



September 17 and 18

Nelson, 8am onwards
Farming Goodness, the 2015 New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will be held at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson. Registrations open at 8am on September 17 and the conference will close at 1pm on the September 18. The Aquaculture Technical Day will also be held on the September 16, with registrations to open at 8.30am.
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Saturday, September 19

Whitianga, 10am -4pm
It's just a week to go to the Whitianga Scallop Festival, which promises a wide variety of scallop and other seafood dishes. From scallop shots to Yorkshire puddings filled with scallop mornay, there's lots to try out. The delicious kaimoana will be accompanied by live cooking demonstrations by chef Ray McVinnie, Masterchef New Zealand winners Karena and Kasey Bird and a great scallop cook off.
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World Maritime Day
Thursday, September 24

It's World Maritime Day on September 24 with a focus on maritime education and training. Maritime New Zealand's #NZcareersatsea promotion on social media is aimed at mobilising mariners to show off their careers and encourage young people to see that maritime careers are exciting and well paid.
Visit MaritimeNZ on Facebook and Twitter to see what they have been up to this month!
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Saturday, September 26

Port Otago, 11am-5pm 
The annual Port Chalmers Seafood festival is creating quite a buzz. There will be at least 15 seafood stalls and 15 local specialty fare stalls this year. Apart from all the fresh seafood, there's also a fishing competition, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, live music and local brews and wines on offer. 
(We will be featuring the festival in next month's issue of Seafood New Zealand magazine).
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Marlborough Marine Futures Forum
Sunday, September 27

Port Otago, 9.30am-12.30pm 
The focus of the next Marlborough Marine Futures Forum is the health and restoration of the benthic marine environment. An overview of a strategy for the Marlborough marine environment will be discussed. For more information, email




Saturday, October 3

Kaikoura, 10am-5pm
Kaikoura Seafest will celebrate its 21st festival this year. The food, wines, and beverages featured at the festival are predominantly from the local Kaikoura, Marlborough, and Canterbury regions, with guest appearances from  Nelson and the West Coast. 
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