News of coral destruction as New Zealand pushes for double orange roughy limit

Date: January 29, 2021

Source: RNZ
Author: Conan Young

New Zealand’s bid to increase the amount of orange roughy commercial fishers can catch has hit a snag.

It’s been revealed one of NZ’s deep sea trawlers has accidentally destroyed a large amount of coral and sea sponges, forcing the temporary closure of one area to fishing.

The revelation came this week at the international South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation meeting of fishing nations.

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