Last week in Rome 150 nuns from the Catholic Benedictine order met for their four-yearly congress.
Quietly and without fuss, the powerful Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) made a change to the description of sustainable fisheries recently.
When word came through that the Court of Appeal had ruled in favour of New Zealand paua divers in their case against shark cage diving near Stewart Island, the reaction was one of jubilance.
Now for some good news about plastics.
The seafood sector has many examples of uneducated men made good.
The Chatham Islands paua fishery is leading the way in local fisheries management.
The Tasman Sea is warming at one of the fastest rates on Earth, four times the global average.
Cameras will not be introduced on commercial fishing vessels before other pressing issues are addressed, Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash confirmed yesterday.
There is much noise about the state of the tarakihi fishery at the moment.