It is a survey purely on what we want in the way of submissions,when one starts reading the B/S regarding numbers for hectors/maui it becomes very apparent that this a commercial fishing in conjunction with Fisheries. They claim numbers have increased been bugger all deaths in the last 5 yrs and something like 255 hectors now,when all reports show there is only about 65 left.
The only way to protect the hector/maui dolphin is a total ban set netting trawling seining within 10 miles of the entire NZ coast. In the survey they mention hector/maui are only found in depths less than 100m,as on knows you do have to travel far off the west coast to find depths of 100m,so 10 miles would be a good starting point.
There have been 3 articles of late regarding the state of the gulf,I emailed the minister and got a email what a load of tripe,he has friggen idea.
Closing paragraph states. Having spent $21 million on stock review we can now say NZ stocks are healthy. What a load of B/S.
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IT WAS ANNOUCED ON TV and on RNZ BY THE GOV"T THEY INTEND TO EXTEND THE PROTECTION FOR THE DOLPHINS BY BANNING CERTAIN COMMERCIAL TYPES OF FISHING METHODS and POSSIBLY EXTENDING THE PROTECTION ZONE. DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY GOT THE MAUI NUMBERS WHICH WAS QUOTED AT 70.
ALL THAT CAN BE STATED YOUR THOUGHTS AND SUSGESTIONS IN YOUR AND OTHERS WITH WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS AND BY ATTENDING THE HEARINGS IN MASS AND VOICE SAME WITH BANNERS ETC TELLING THEM ALL at the hearings YOU AND THE MASS, IN PERSONS WHAT HAS BEEN POSTED IN YOUR POSTS. DO NOTHING AND NOTHING WILL HAPPEN !!!
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