Fiordland Lobster Company takes great pride in the breathtaking environment in which we operate. Since starting out 30 years ago we’ve adopted a conservation focus, maintaining fish stock and marine ecosystems. These measures cultivate a balanced environment and in turn, benefit our business.
Promoting environmental awareness
Inspired by the original fisherman who founded the company, staff of all levels are involved with conservation-related projects. Company directors are widely represented on all committees dedicated to the environmental management of Fiordland. Our directors initiated the development of the first two marine reserves in the South Island, and are heavily involved in the formation of the Fiordland Marine area. Alongside the Fiordland Marine Guardians, we promote awareness around the management of the area's environment. This also involves six coastal cleanups where plastic and pollutants are removed from the area.
Caring for our native endangered species
We have also dedicated time to the protection and relocation of endangered New Zealand wildlife. Funding projects have included reintroducing the endangered Kokako bird to the South Island by eradicating predators on Pigeon Island, as well as supporting the translocation of Spotted Kiwi to Anchor Island.
Our ongoing conservation efforts keep the habitat in which our lobsters live consistent. These ideal conditions allow KiwiLobster to thrive, surrounded by the same flora and fauna that has been present for millions of years. In the untouched, wild landscape of New Zealand this is uniquely possible."
Fiordland Lobster Company in the media
Partnership with The Department of Conservation
Fiordland Lobster is the largest New Zealand exporter of live Fiordland rock lobster and supports many conservation related projects involving d.o.c.
Supporting education in our local community
Students at Te Anau School received new Chromebooks today thanks to a sponsorship from the Fiordland Lobster Company, Ltd.
Historic release for rare pāteke
Twenty pāteke, or brown teal, were released yesterday (May 25) onto Resolution Island in Dusky Sound. Sponsored by the Fiordland Lobster Company, the project returned one of the world’s rarest waterfowl to Dusky Sound after an absence of over a century.
Kiwi returned to Dusky Sound
Twelve more little spotted kiwi have been transferred to Anchor Island in Dusky Sound. Fiordland Conservation Trust manager Laura Harry said the birds moved this month were the last of 40 to be transferred to the island over the past three years.