It's up to us now, to make sure Maui dolphin doesn't follow in the footsteps of vaquita. There are 9 days left to comment on whether you think the US should ban fish imports from gillnet and trawl fisheries in Maui dolphin habitat. All that's needed is to write a brief comment in the box on the site below. There are already some comments online, so you can see what's expected.
Here are some points you may want to include: * Maui dolphin is Critically Endangered * There are only about 57 individuals left * Gillnet and trawl fisheries are still operating in most of their habitat * The International Whaling Commission has recommended banning gillnet and trawl fisheries throughout Maui dolphin habitat, to 20 nautical miles offshore, including harbours * The IUCN has recommended banning gillnet and trawl fisheries throughout Hector’s and Maui dolphin habitat, in all waters less than 100 metres deep, including harbours * Fish caught in Maui dolphin habitat using gillnets or trawling should not be imported by countries like the USA ... See MoreSee Less
NMFS announces receipt of a petition for emergency rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. Sea Shepherd Legal, Sea Shepherd New Zealand Ltd., and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and other relevant Departments to initiate emergency rulemaking...
On behalf of all the NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust team we would like to thank the organisers of Sea Week 2019 in Akaroa for all their epic activities and everyone that participated. Thank you for all of your support! A few acknowledgements: Big thanks to Nicola Reif - Artist for the amazing art piece and Blue Pearl Gallery for the fine jewellery donated to raise funds for our organisation! Thanks to the schools that reached out and invited us to be part of their Sea Week events! Thanks to Black Cat Cruises for the scientific cruises! we had a lot of fun with you in Lyttelton Harbour and really appreciate that the proceedings from the tickets went towards our research! Thanks to all the passengers that came along these last two weekends!
**We will continue to sell our #100metre protection t-shirts through our Facebook page and website** ... See MoreSee Less