Welcome to the website of the Federation of Commercial Fishermen
The New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen, "The Fed", is a national body that represents the interests of owner-operator commercial fishermen in New Zealand. The Federation represents members' interests at national, regional and local association levels and, where appropriate, on an individual basis. Members have been at the forefront of promoting the 'New Zealandisation' of the New Zealand Fishing Industry and as such they have increasingly invested in larger and more modern vessels which have assisted in providing more jobs for New Zealanders both afloat and ashore.
The South-East Marine Protection Forum is consulting on what's important to you in our marine environment from Timaru Breakwater to Waipapa Point.
Electronic specialist Marintec Limited, of Timaru, have recently completed the installation of a MaxSea TimeZero Coastal Monitoring Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution at Port Otago Limited.
New Zealand ranks among the world’s top five best managed fisheries, Professor Ray Hilborn from the University of Washington says.
Mens Mag NZ recently published an article on 4th generation of Mitchell fishermen and Federation member Reuben Mitchell.
“Some days I wonder why I do it but most of the time I love being out; sitting on the bow in the sun with the radio going while I’m towing down the beach looking at the mountains and dolphins swimming around. I don’t need 15minute smokos. I don’t have a boss telling me what to do or to hurry up and get back to work. I might haul now or I might tow for another 30. Some days you want to put the hammer down and get home but those warm summer nights under the stars or a glassy calm day cruisin’ in. You just can’t beat it and I absolutely love it.”
The New Zealand Herald recently published an opinion piece from Dr Jeremy Helson on the proposed new Marine Protected Areas (MPA) legislatoin announced last week by Environment Minister Nick Smith.
"New Zealanders cherish the marine environment and, with so much at stake, it's not surprising that the sea is often portrayed as a battlefield of competing interests and values.
It's rare to find the commercial fishing industry, iwi, recreational fishers and environmental groups agreeing on anything to do with marine management. But these groups all make similar points about one aspect of the Government's proposed new Marine Protected Areas (MPA) legislation announced by Environment Minister Nick Smith last week", says Dr Helson.
Do you know someone who loves to fish or would like to give fishing a go but has a disability that makes this difficult?
Commercial Fishermen's Associations nationwide have donated electric fishing reels in your region. Just contact the organisation listed as custodian for your region and get fishing!
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Rod and Reel Custodian Contact Details:
Auckland and Northland (Sponsored by Leigh Commercial Fishermen's Association)
Yet to be confirmed
Tauranga/Bay of Plenty (Sponsored by Bay of Plenty Fishermen's Association)
Tauranga Parafed Bay of Plenty
Contact Neil Cudby
Telephone (07) 574-1750
Taranaki (Sponsored by Taranaki Commercial Fishermen's Association)
Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre
Contact Brian Erikson
28 Young St, New Plymouth
Telephone (06) 759-0019
Nelson/Marlborough (Sponsored by Port Nelson and Golden Bay/Motueka Commercial Fishermen's Associations
CCS Disability Action Nelson Marlborough Branch
Contact: Barbara Gould
65 Trafalgar St
Telephone (03) 548-4479
Otago (Sponsored by Port Chalmers Commercial Fishermen's Cooperative)
CCS Disability Action Dunedin Branch
514 Great King St
Telephone (03) 479-6889
Canterbury (Sponsored by Lyttelton Commercial Fishermen's Association)
CCS Disability Action Christchurch Branch
220-224 Lichfield St
Telephone (03) 365-5661