Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 6, 2016 16:19:43 GMT 12
MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE THE KEY TO RESOLVING KERMADEC IMPASSE
Given the high public interest in this issue, it's important that our view is understood by New Zealand. Te Ohu Kaimoana applauds and supports sensible marine management and applauds initiatives that protect the seabed and allows for the growth of fish stocks and other biodiversity.
Which is why, in our role as kaitiaki, we (Maori and industry) instigated extensive measures across the whole Kermadec zone – banning bottom-trawl fishing, and had this regulated by the government in 2007. As a result of this action, there are now no material threats from fishing to the seabed biodiversity in the Kermadec region. These are not the actions of people opposed to conservation.....