Bottom Trawling is destroying habitats
These mobile bottom contact fishing methods drag fishing gear across the seafloor, destroying valuable benthic habitats in the process. These methods are also indiscriminate and catch large amounts of untargeted sealife and bycatch.
The effects of these harmful fishing methods are long-lasting and it takes years for seafloor area to recover.
Together, we can save the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
Bottom trawling is having a devastating impact on marine life.
The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is one of only three places in the world where Bryde’s (pronounced “BROO-dus”) whales live year-round! Bryde’s whales in Aotearoa are Threatened (Nationally Critical) — our country’s highest threat level. Scientists estimate there are only 135 left.
Now is the time to remove these fishing practices in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park once and for all.
This year we have the opportunity to make an impact on the recovery of the Hauraki Gulf. We can effect change by putting enormous pressure on the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries to remove trawling and dredging from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Join us in telling the Government that New Zealanders do not want to see any more bottom trawling, scallop dredging of Danish Seining in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park