We are the pleased to announce that we are the newest sponsor of the Waiheke United Football Club! We are awarding the Junior player of the day with a voucher to come in a get themselves some fish and chips or a delicious burger. Go! Waiheke United!
New Zealand has come up trumps in an international survey of fishery management.
The survey, which was conducted by the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, looked at the quality of fisheries’ management in 28 countries.
New Zealand was named among the top five fisheries in the world, along with Norway, Russia, Iceland and the USA.
New Zealand’s high ranking does not surprise Seafood New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Tim Pankhurst. Mr Pankhurst said he was ‘pleased’ but not surprised by the results.
He said the country’s quota management system was already recognised as one of the best in the world. He accepted it was good to have that fact reaffirmed by the study.
“It is consistent with annual reviews of New Zealand fish stocks assessed by Ministry of Primary Industries scientists which shows that 96.8 percent of our catch is from stocks that are sustainable.”
New Zealand’s healthy fisheries have also been heralded by the Marine Stewardship Council’s recent eco-certification of the three main orange roughy fisheries on Challenger Plateau and Chatham Rise.
MSC certification has previously been awarded to ling, southern blue whiting, albacore tuna, hoki and hake. This means that 70% of this nation’s deep water catch is also considered sustainable.
The University of Washington study isolated the three most important factors to maintain a healthy fishery. These were the scientific assessment of the fishery; limitation of over fishing; and the enforcement of regulations.
Twenty of the 28 surveyed countries had the highest international take rates. A strong link was found between the state of the country’s fish stocks and the quality of its fishery management.
We’re looking forward to hosting the Highlife crew over the New Year period – thanks to Adam and his team for their support – let’s have a great summer!
Message from Adam@Highlife:
Staying on the Island this New Years period? Visit Waiheke’s top Fish and Chip shop The Local, mention Highlife NYE at Stonyridge Vineyard and you will get a complimentary fries with any purchase over $20.
The Local has some seriously good food so its a place you just have to check out.
Visit http://thelocalwaiheke.co.nz/ for more info!
This Saturday we are turning TWO YEARS OLD! Come celebrate our birthday and have a FREE Beer on us from 3pm – 5pm. We’ve got DJ Slim Boy on the decks…music, food, FREE BEER and good vibes. What more do you need!?