Basically, every conservation group and other organisation that works to protect Hector's and Maui dolphin, as well as the Labour and Green Party conservation policy, support the IUCN resolution to protect Hector's and Maui dolphin by banning gillnets and trawling in waters less than 100 metres deep.
With the exception of WWF, who are going for a "let's do more research" and "let's hope technology will solve the problem" approach. They have been working with the fishing industry for well over a decade now, trying to solve the problem this way. Meanwhile, Maui dolphin is continuing to decline! ... See MoreSee Less
The IUCN "Urges the New Zealand Government to urgently extend dolphin protection measures" banning gillnet and trawl net use throughout waters less than 100 metres deep, in all areas where Hector's and Maui dolphins are found.
The IUCN is the international organisation that publishes the Red List of endangered species, on which Hector's dolphin is Endangered and Maui dolphin Critically Endangered.
More information about the IUCN recommendation:
portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/resrecfiles/WCC_2012_REC_142_EN.pdf ... See MoreSee Less