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Trawling for the truth

The ocean is under immense pressure from human activity, but, as Siana Fitzjohn says, because we don't live in the ocean, we need to be shown how bad the situation is if we hope to connect with the issues and do something to address them. 'Film the Trawlers’ is a project aimed at showing the activities of New Zealand’s industrial fishing fleet. Top of the list is bottom trawling, the destructive fishing practice where weighted nets are dragged along the seafloor, destroying entire ecosystems, to catch our most popular eating fish like orange roughy, hōki and oreo. If people understand the link between fish in the supermarket and the horror of industrial-scale destruction, then behaviour will start to change. www.betterancestors.org  

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