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.
Whale shark capture and trade banned Peru
The Ministry of Production announced a ban on whale shark (Rhincodon typus) capture in marine waters of Peruvian jurisdiction as well as its landing, transportation, retention, processing and marketing.
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.