30 Jan 2019

Enviro groups say NZ missed chance for trawling clamp down

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 30 January 2019

Environmental lobbyists are criticising New Zealand for missing an opportunity to clamp down on fishing that trawls the bottom of the ocean and destroys vulnerable corals and other rare species.The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition say a meeting of high seas regulators, just held in the Hague, had the chance to toughen the rules for deep-sea bottom trawling in the Pacific high seas but lobbying by New Zealand and Australia stopped that. Duncan Currie is a legal advisor with the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and was at the Hague meeting. He speaks to Susie Ferguson.