COVID-19 Information

The New Zealand seafood industry has been deemed an essential business in the current lockdown. That means, where possible, our men and women are still out there working to bring you fresh seafood. We take the safety of our people extremely seriously. While operating in an environment of social distancing and community restrictions is challenging, we are doing our utmost to meet strict government requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We thank our people and thank you for your support.

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Key contacts


Ministry for Primary Industries

Operators looking to register as an essential service or with essential service-related queries must contact MPI directly:

Ph: 0800 00 83 33




FishServe is operating as normal, with a helpline available for all FishServe-related queries. You can also fill out their online form.   

Ph: 04 460 9555.



Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand will be providing regular updates and information regarding COVID-19 in relation to the seafood sector.  For further enquiries, please contact us at:

Ph: 04 385 4005