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3 hours ago, K4309 said:

Triple of nothing is still nothing.

There needs to be a complete ban on bottom trawling across the Gulf. That, and this is just an announcement. Wont be passed into Law before the election. 

 

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2 hours ago, Black Panther said:

 

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What are you trying to say by posting that BP?

Whilst the bill will be introduced to Parliament, it wont be passed before the election. That means it is a big waste of time. Hot air. All talk.

On the area protected, of the 17 areas, only 5 are seafloor protection areas. The specific area of those 5 seafloor protection areas aren't given. Two areas are just tweaking of existing marine reserves. That, and protecting 18% of the Gulf means there is 82% available for bottom trawling.

Maybe I should be thankful something is happening? 1) Nothing is happening, cause it wont be passed into law before the election. This is just another 'good intention, like building 10,000 houses and fixing child poverty.

2) We had an opportunity to ban bottom contact fishing from the whole gulf. The other 82%. Nope. Don't have the will to do it. Missed opportunity.

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 The government is forging ahead with support for ongoing bottom trawling despite widespread public outrage at the damage it is causing to the marine environment.
Two decisions within days of each other confirm the government is committed to allowing bottom trawling, dredging and seining in inshore waters. Both decisions are contrary to the government’s vision for healthy and productive oceans.
Off the back of an extremely unremarkable Industry Transformation Plan that manages to offer virtually zero actual transformation, the government today unveiled their alarmingly limp Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Fisheries Plan, which will allow trawling in vast swathes while closing other areas to fishing in a selection of new marine protected areas. Both ideas just as ineffective as the next.
We all know fish and other sea life aren’t bound by the confines of marine reserves, and instead, these boundaries become hotspots for people to cash out on that which spills over the sides. We also know that trawling has a myriad of consequences to our marine habitats and ecosystems.
Where is the real foresight? Where’s the pride that should come with caring for our biggest marine park? Certainly not with this government. Ineffective and money-driven decision-making shouldn’t have a place in these decisions. It’s time for Kiwis to speak up with their votes.
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Because what you said is incorrect.  3 x 6% is 18%. Not zero.

If you had said 18% is totally inadequate and won't do any goid I would gave agreed with you.

As for getting it passed before the election - would you rather the govt did not even try? Let's wait until something happens before criticizing. It doesn't make sense to make your own predictions then criticize someone based on what you think might happen. At the very least predicate your statement with "I predict ".

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9 minutes ago, Rangi1 said:

Doesn’t seem like you need any more whiskey HT 🤔

Not me but thats the letter bill use to send to his brothers,was Principle at the school at Kawhia and back bullet ridden from france www1

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