Help the Hauraki - action.greens.org.nz

Help the Hauraki

We call on the House of Representatives to put an end to fishing methods that damage the sea floor in Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui ā Toi/Hauraki Gulf.

Specifically, please stop bottom trawling, purse seining, and dredging in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, which includes the inner and outer Gulf, and the waters around Great Barrier Island.

Stopping the use of these destructive fishing methods will allow the seafloor and marine habitats to recover and help restore the health and mauri of Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui ā Toi/Hauraki Gulf.

Latest Supporters

  • Stop please think of the generations ahead of us we need to leave an impression for the future if we carry on the way we are they won’t have anything and that was because we failed to do anything about it.
    Gilbert 2017-02-04 20:27:24 +1300
  • Yvonne 2017-02-04 20:17:58 +1300
  • Caitlin 2017-02-04 19:34:12 +1300
  • Judith 2017-02-04 19:08:19 +1300
  • Helen 2017-02-04 18:11:52 +1300
  • Amy 2017-02-04 18:10:22 +1300
  • Kim 2017-02-04 16:04:13 +1300
  • russell 2017-02-04 15:54:18 +1300
  • Richard Gibson
    Richard 2017-02-04 15:31:10 +1300
  • Diving off coromandle was disgusting inches of sediment on top of the sand an all kelp an sponges coverd with a thin layer of silty crap more needs to be done not just with the fishing but with waterways an wet lands planted an fenced off to help with run off from farms. It should be made law to have all rivers an wet lands fenced an plated with minimum 20m each side of river this country could be so much more than it is today
    Caleb 2017-02-04 15:17:16 +1300

New Zealanders love the stunning Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui ā Toi/Hauraki Gulf. It’s popular for boating, nature watching, swimming and fishing, and it helps support the livelihoods of more than 1.5 million people.

The sea floor in Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui ā Toi/the Hauraki Gulf was once thriving and colourful with mussel beds, scallop beds and sponge gardens. But it's being degraded - by sediment run-off, ocean acidification and destructive commercial fishing methods.

Commercial fishers in Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui ā Toi/the Hauraki Gulf use bottom trawling, a destructive fishing practice that involves huge nets being dragged over the seabed, crushing nearly everything in their path.

Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui ā Toi/the Hauraki Gulf needs better care to restore its health and mauri so that fish, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life are abundant, the water is clean and people can better enjoy this beautiful area.

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Sign on to end fishing methods that damage the sea floor in Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui ā Toi/Hauraki Gulf.


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