Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


The long-line fishing vessel 'Argos Georgia' of the British-Norwegian company Argos Froyanes Ltd.(Photo: courtesy Argos Froyanes)

Overseas fishing crew refused permission to apply for visas ahead of Antarctic season

Click on the flag for more information about New Zealand NEW ZEALAND
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 18:00 (GMT + 9)

Two fishing vessels docked in Christchurch’s Lyttelton Port face a struggle to get crew less than a week before the start of the Antarctic season after immigration authorities refused to let overseas workers apply for visas.

The fishing boats are owned by Argos Froyanes Ltd, a privately owned British-Norwegian company, and are used for catching toothfish.

Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish or Chilean Seabass (Dissostichus eleginoides), are considered a delicacy but both appear on Greenpeace NZ’s red fish list due to the former being heavily overfished and the latter being very slow growing.

Argos Froyanes’ fishing boats Argos Georgia, left, and Nordic Prince are stuck in Lyttelton Port without full crews  Photo: Courtesy ALDEN WILLIAMS / Stuff

Days from the start of the fishing season, Argos Froyanes’ boats have been left with incomplete crews and stuck in Lyttelton after a judge dismissed its challenge to the decision by Immigration New Zealand.

The company asked Immigration NZ to invite identified overseas workers to apply for critical purpose visas to make up the balance of personnel to crew the two vessels.

The workers would have landed at Christchurch Airport and, with the permission of health authorities, been transferred directly to the port to board the vessels.

Under the current Covid-19 border restrictions, employers can request to bring workers into the country if they are deemed “other critical workers”.

This includes shipowners who can request for foreign crew to travel to New Zealand on approved ships.

Immigration New Zealand refused to let specific overseas workers apply for visas. Photo: Courtesy ALDEN WILLIAMS / Stuff

When Immigration NZ declined to invite the Argos Froyanes workers to apply for visas, the company filed an urgent application with the High Court to have the decision reviewed.

The application, heard on Friday by Justice Rob Osborne, was dismissed after the judge found Section 186 of the Immigration Act prevented it from proceeding.

According to the act, a person may bring review proceedings in a court in relation to a temporary entry class visa except if the decision relates to the refusal or failure to grant such a visa to a person outside New Zealand.

Immigration NZ argued this section of the act barred Argos Froyanes from bringing the review proceeding before the court.

Photo: courtesy Argos Froyanes Ltd

The company submitted Immigration NZ’s decision not to invite the orworkers to apply for visas was “capricious and arbitrary” and unreasonable under administrative law.

The company submitted that where a decision-maker has acted unreasonably, the court should treat the situation as one in which no decision has been made.

Justice Osborne found the fishing company was barred by legislation from bringing review proceedings in court and he therefore refrained from considering Argos Froyanes’ case in detail.

The matter could still be considered at a substantive hearing in the future.

Author: Mariné Lourens / Stuff

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Jan 22, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
Time running out for Northwest salmon species, report says
Falkland Islands
Jan 22, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
Covid-19 positive cases in some vessels expected in Falklands for the Loligo season
Spain
Jan 22, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
Grupo Restalia launches a new holding company to boost growth and post-pandemic diversification
Argentina
Jan 22, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
After 3 years, INIDEP once again carries out a hake campaign in the North Patagonian breeding area
Mexico
Jan 22, 08:00 (GMT + 9):
MEXICAN GROUPER FIP-Yucatan state authorities call for a quota system
South Korea
Jan 22, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Export by country │ Frozen Pollock roes │ December 2020
South Korea
Jan 22, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Imports by origin │ Frozen pollock roe │ December2020
United States
Jan 22, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
ICYMI: 87% of Global Tuna Catch from Stocks at Healthy Levels
Japan
Jan 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
Auction prices for common squid (todarodes pacificus) frozen on board │Hakodate - Ogi markets (until Jan-18)
Norway
Jan 22, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Export │ Frozen crab: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, USA, Canada and Europe
Iceland
Jan 22, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Icelandic seafood exporters to bypass Immingham for Rotterdam
Australia
Jan 22, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | The Fish Site: Why live tanks are the future of oyster storage
United Kingdom
Jan 22, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Othe Media | SeafoodSource: UK seafood exporters need more than money in wake of Brexit agreement, stakeholders say
Morocco
Jan 22, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | EuropaAzul: The Morocco agreement does not offer the expected profitability
Chile
Jan 22, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | aqua.cl: They highlight ecommerce opportunities in North America



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 2
Norway This winter's best week for NVG herring, and still a lot of mackerel from the west. NVG herring: We had the best week of the winter with as much as 31,700 tonnes in the record, where the bes...
Illex squid season begins and the government announces measures to neutralize illegal fishing
Argentina (empty) At present, during the fishing season for the Illex argentinus squid species, a significant number of jigger-type fishing vessels approach national limits in search of the country's fish an...
The impact of catching half of Pacific saury
Japan The decline in the Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) fishery continues Last year's national catch of saury or saury decreased by almost 30% from the previous year, reaching a record low for the secon...
With this policy, Argentina will not regain sovereignty in the Malvinas and the South Atlantic
Argentina Some Argentines were surprised these days with the communication that Galician fishermen were preparing to leave for the Malvinas to catch about 45 thousand tons of squid. Surely, the "outraged&q...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2021 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER