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.