The Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, was created by Royal Decree 432/2008 of 12 April. It is as well as newly created Ministry assumes the responsibilities previously assigned to deleted Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Environment, more competition in the protection of the sea, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Development.
It is for the government department referred to the proposal and implementation of government policy in the fight against climate change, natural heritage protection, biodiversity and the sea, water, rural development, agriculture, livestock and fisheries, and nutrition.
Industry praises financial aid for paua fishermen New Zealand
Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the financial assistance package announced by the Government for the Kaikoura commercial paua divers, who have been under considerable financial stress since last year’s earthquake.
Snow crab fishery closes to protect right whales Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided the closure of snow crab season in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence with the aim of protecting North Atlantic right whales from risks posed by the crustacean fishing gear in the area.