Marine protection – are we doing enough?

In New Zealand, as part of our ‘clean and green’ image, we boast that over 30% of our waters are protected. But is that really the case?


The World Wildlife Fund says it’s not, in fact they claim less than 1% of our marine environment is protected to the international standard.


The difference comes down to the Fishing industry setting up protection areas – where nobody actually wants to fish anyway.


To explain this more fully, and what the Government needs to do, is WWF Chief Executive Livia Esterhazy.

Marine protection – are we doing enough?
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