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.
New Zealand’s seafood industry is publicly promising to protect the environment and secure long-term sustainable fisheries.
The Southland Times reported recently that the Ministry for Primary Industries following the detection of the parasite bonamia ostreae, a parasite which can cause more than 90% mortality in oysters,has decided to remove the infected oysters from two Stewart Island farms.
The seafood industry has welcomed Trade Minister Todd McClay’s announcement that Cabinet has decided to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The overwhelming majority of New Zealand’s commercial fisheries are performing well, according to MPI’s latest stock assessments.
The remarkable turnaround of New Zealand’s orange roughy fishery, long-hailed as an example of over-fishing, has been detailed in a book to be launched tonight in Wellington.
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