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NZ faces global criticism on bottom trawling

In a surprising turn, New Zealand stands alone against a proposal to protect marine ecosystems, sparking debate over economic benefits vs environmental sustainability.

Orange roughy is the sole species of commercial interest for bottom trawlers in the South Pacific.

Liam Rātana Thu, 08 Feb 2024

The New Zealand government stood alone as the only nation opposed to a proposal to improve the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems by better managing bottom fishing activities in the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation's (SPRFMO) Convention Area at the organisation’s

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Liam Rātana Thu, 08 Feb 2024
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