Forest and Bird release letters, slam trawling companies over seabed protection

Date: June 12, 2019


Forest and Bird are claiming recently released letters show Talley’s fishing co, along with other bottom trawling companies, lobbied against seabed protection in the South Pacific.

Forest and Bird released the information on the eve of Talley’s appearance in court on charges of illegal bottom trawling.

“New Zealand fishing companies have been fishing for orange roughy, claiming it’s sustainable, and threatening legal action when other countries try to limit the permanent damage they are causing,” Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague said in a statement.

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