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Commercial fishing by-catch exposure controversy in New Zealand

Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:30 UTC
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New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are routinely ending up in commercial fishing nets along with the intended catch. Read full article

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  • Bisley

    I don't see how this can be though to be some sort of secret. Anyone who bothers to think can see that fishing with a net is not selective, and that whatever creatures are in the area are going to be taken along with the intended catch. If there is to be commercial fishing, there will be many unintended animals taken -- there's no way to avoid it.

    Jan 25th, 2018 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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