We want to ensure healthy oceans that sustain life for future generations.
Unfortunately by-catch by fishing vessels at sea means that seabirds are some of the most threatened groups of birds globally. It’s estimated that more than 4,000 seabirds are killed in the nets of New Zealand fishing vessels every year.
We have a chance now to set a strong zero by-catch target in the government’s action plan.
If we’re to keep our native seabirds– like our albatrosses, the shag, or the bird of the year, the hoihō – we need to change our methods so New Zealand fishing so it doesn’t threaten our local seabird populations.
Make a quick submission below and tell your politicians that you support zero by-catch goal for seabirds.