Time Out for Tarakihi
ARE WE REALLY SUSTAINABLE?
New Zealand claims to have a world-leading quota management system yet it allows trawling and netting in known fish nursery areas. Fifty years of trawling, wastage and dumping has taken its toll on our fisheries. Over time, our tarakihi population on NZ’s east coast has dropped by 83%.
SHOW YOU CARE
A management review is underway now and we have the opportunity to change this!
Like you, thousands of people want our fish stocks restored to healthy levels. The best available scientific advice is that substantial cuts to commercial catches are required to rebuild the tarakihi population within a reasonable timeframe. We need to make this happen now.
TAKE ACTION: TOGETHER WE CAN DRIVE CHANGE
For the first time in decades, we have the opportunity to rescue tarakihi from depletion and reduce our environmental footprint. The road to success starts with the Minister of Fisheries drastically cutting commercial tarakihi catches. A decision needs to be made by October.
There are several options on the table, essentially it is a choice between; rebuilding tarakihi stocks within 10 years, OR, rebuilding tarakihi stocks within 20 years. Have your say. Sign the petition.
It just takes 3 EASY STEPS
1. GET MAD. Sign the petition. This is not acceptable.
2. Share the petition with others.
3. Make a donation. Help rescue tarakihi from depletion.
Public donations helped fund the development of an alternative strategy to restore tarakihi to healthy levels. This strategy was outlined in a submission made to Fisheries New Zealand on July 27th 2018. Read the full submission here.