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Chilean rock lobster fishery enters MSC assessmentWorld Fishing | 27 Nov 2013
The Chilean Juan Fernández rock lobster fishery (Jasus frontalis) has entered into independent, third party assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification programme.
Anadarko drilling protest heads to courtNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
The offshore protest against Anadarko's deep sea oil exploration will come to an end today as Greenpeace takes the battle to court.
Anadarko starts drilling in the early morningNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
Deep sea exploration oil drilling off the Waikato coast by Texas-based oil company Anadarko began early today. The deep sea drilling of an oil well, more than 1500 metres deep, commenced at 2.30am by the oil exploration vessel Noble Bob Douglas, Anadarko New Zealand spokesman Alan Seay said.
EPA confident of defending drilling decision - KeyNew Zealand Herald | 26 Nov 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is confident of defending their decision to allow off-shore oil drilling in the Taranaki basin, Prime Minister John Key said today. Greenpeace filed papers in the High Court at Wellington today seeking a judicial review of the process the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) followed in giving Anadarko permission for deep sea oil exploration.
Anadarko protest: Small boat stays in exclusion zoneNew Zealand Herald | 25 Nov 2013
The scene is set for a skirmish off the North Island's west coast this morning as protest vessels hold fast to Anadarko oil drilling ship the Noble Bob Douglas. Anadarko had intended to begin drilling 185km off the coast of Raglan on Thursday or Friday but has been shadowed by a flotilla of six protest vessels.
Oil man: I understand the protestsNew Zealand Herald | 25 Nov 2013
Veteran New Zealand oilman Rob Jager says he can understand concern over deep water drilling off New Zealand's coast. Jager, Shell New Zealand's chairman, said the protest at Anadarko's exploration off the North Island west coast was part of "fair and reasonable" questioning of drilling after the Deepwater Horizon explosion at the Macondo prospect in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago.
Advice on oil-drilling risks misleading, says ministerNew Zealand Herald | 22 Nov 2013
Official advice that appeared to show the risk of an oil spill off Kaikoura was far greater than first thought is deeply misleading, Environment Minister Amy Adams says. Labour leader David Cunliffe claimed that documents obtained under the Official Information Act undermined the National-led Government's assurance that deep sea oil exploration off New Zealand's coast was low-risk.
Anadarko Oil spill risk kept secret - LabourNew Zealand Herald | 21 Nov 2013
Labour claims the Government has kept secret the real risk of a major oil spill at Anadarko's proposed Kaikoura drilling site. Labour Leader David Cunliffe says documents obtained under the Official Information Act show Environment Minister Amy Adams had international research 13 months ago that shows there would be a 70 per cent probability of a `reportable incident' at the 1500m-deep Kaikoura well within a year of it opening.
Greenpeace: Oil vessel breached maritime protocolsNew Zealand Herald | 21 Nov 2013
Greenpeace has said the oil drilling ship Noble Bob Douglas and its support vessel breached maritime protocols.The Oil Free Seas flotilla claimed one of its boats - the Vega - was squeezed between the Noble and the Bailey Tide last night.
Rena salvage job continuesNew Zealand Herald | 21 Nov 2013
One of the most lengthy, tricky and costly ship salvage jobs in history is dragging in the Bay of Plenty, as the team working on the wrecked container ship Rena prepare to cut and remove the vessel's submerged accommodation block next month.
Crab Council receives grantWorld Fishing | 21 Nov 2013
The National Fisheries Institute's Crab Council has been given a grant by Sea Pact, an alliance of seafood distributors that is donating to four organisations working in seafood sustainability to further special initiatives.
Anadarko oil ship arrives at drill site; protesters unmovedNew Zealand Herald | 19 Nov 2013
A small boat is refusing to move from the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko intends to drill, despite the presence of the huge drilling ship, called the Noble Bob Douglas, around 600 metres away. One of the support vessels for the drilling ship, the Hart Tide, is much closer to the flotilla boat, the Vega, which is currently above the drilling spot, which is one and half kilometres under the ocean surface.
Anadarko a no-show for high seas rumbleNew Zealand Herald | 19 Nov 2013
The Anadarko oil drilling ship Noble Bob Douglas has failed to show up at its intended drill site more than 100 nautical miles off the Raglan Coast. Meanwhile the Oil-Free Seas Flotilla, made up of six vessels launched from around New Zealand, waits to engage with the ship and hamper its efforts to begin exploration.
MSC skipjack in EuropeWorld Fishing | 19 Nov 2013
The first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified canned skipjack tuna from the Central and Western Pacific oceans will soon be available in Europe.
Respiratory disorder in the oceanEurekAlert | 18 Nov 2013
For more than four months, from Nov. 2012 to March 2013, Kiel ocean scientists investigated on the German research vessel METEOR the oxygen-poor upwelling regions in the tropical Pacific off Peru. First results of the project carried out in the context of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 754 "Climate-biogeochemistry interactions in the tropical ocean" show how eddies in the ocean influence the oxygen and nutrient distribution in the oxygen-poor regions.
Protest boats station near Anadarko drill siteNew Zealand Herald | 17 Nov 2013
Six protest boats are stationed near an Anadarko drill site in the sea off the west coast of the North Island. The boats from the Oil Free Seas Flotilla are waiting for the Noble Bob Douglas drillship, expected to arrive some time in the next couple of days.
Otter-ly absorbed by water creatureNew Zealand Herald | 15 Nov 2013
Lloyd Esler describes himself as a "cold hard sceptic", but even he is starting to believe otters may have made themselves at home in Southland. Over the past decade, the Invercargill natural history teacher and author has spoken to 11 people who have seen something small, speedy and otter-like in southern waterways.
Fears for dolphin in oil submissionNew Zealand Herald | 15 Nov 2013
The Auckland Council has approved oil exploration permits off the city's west coast in a submission to the Government. However, it wants the boundaries set 12 nautical miles offshore to protect the endangered Maui's dolphin and the risk from any oil spill.