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Zero Bycatch

In New Zealand, it’s illegal to kill protected animals - unless you’re a commercial fisher.

Every year, thousands of protected dolphins, seals, penguins and albatross are caught by commercial fishing boats and thrown back dead or injured.  Protected corals and other sea floor species are destroyed.  The bycatch death toll is too high, for some species it is a pathway to extinction and it must change.

Forest & Bird are calling for a zero bycatch pledge. A (target) of zero bycatch that will be a new pathway to major reductions in deaths of our protected marine mammals and seabirds and an expectation that their populations will once again thrive.

If you agree that we should only be catching what we eat, make a donation today.

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