50,000-strong Petition Calls For An End To Bottom Trawling On Seamounts

Date: November 24, 2020

Source: The Daily Blog

A coalition of environmental groups delivered a 50,000 strong petition to Parliament today, calling on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts.

Members of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), Environment and Conservation Organisations (ECO), Forest and Bird, Greenpeace, LegaSea, Our Seas Our Future (OSOF), and WWF New Zealand presented the 50,000 plus names on a giant model of paragorgia (bubblegum) coral, a species found on New Zealand seamounts.

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