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No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, bycatch, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, fishing industry, Green Party, Marine, marine conservation, Opposition News, Politics, rapoka, sealion, trawling  /  Comments Off on No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets A New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka has drowned in a squid fishing trawl net just seven weeks after the start of the squid fishing season. This shows the need for much stronger measures to protect endangered […]

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We may not understand them, but we can help when whales strand

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, farewell spit, Marine, New Zealand Government, Project Jonah, Public Sector, whale stranding  /  Comments Off on We may not understand them, but we can help when whales strand

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: We may not understand them, but we can help when whales strand By Clare Moore, Community Ranger. One of New Zealand’s largest ever pilot whale strandings took place last month at Farewell Spit. About 200 pilot whales died but DOC, Project Jonah, tangata whenua and many volunteers […]

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Celebrate your connection to the sea

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, seaweek  /  Comments Off on Celebrate your connection to the sea

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrate your connection to the sea By Lee Barry, Community Ranger What could be better than a dip in the sea, a view of the ocean, or the sand between your toes? Celebrate your connection to the sea this Seaweek The ocean is so often […]

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Wellington’s Big Blue Backyard: Sirens Reef in Taputeranga Marine Reserve

Published By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, blue cod, Conservation, Department of Conservation, diving, Environment, Marine, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Taputeranga Marine Reserve, Wellington/Kapiti  /  Comments Off on Wellington’s Big Blue Backyard: Sirens Reef in Taputeranga Marine Reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wellington’s Big Blue Backyard: Sirens Reef in Taputeranga Marine Reserve Tracey Bates is a marine biologist working around Wellington’s marine reserves. Today she shares her experiences diving on the capital’s south coast. This story was originally published on the Scuba News New Zealand blog. New […]

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Dumb ideas that wreck the planet: Microbeads

Published By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Denise, Green Party, Marine, microbeads, Oceans, Opposition News, plastic, Politics, Roche, Waste  /  Comments Off on Dumb ideas that wreck the planet: Microbeads

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Dumb ideas that wreck the planet: Microbeads I don’t know who thought of it first but some years ago some petro-chemical chemist somewhere decided putting plastic into the products we buy to clean our bodies would give us extra oomph.  And so producers added ‘microbeads’ […]

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Rare visitor to Firth of Thames waters

Published By   /  October 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, stranding, sunfish  /  Comments Off on Rare visitor to Firth of Thames waters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Rare visitor to Firth of Thames waters By Nicholas Hamon, Biodiversity Ranger We recently received calls from the public reporting a potential orca stranding (or orca feeding close to shore) at Kuranui Bay, just north of Thames. Hauraki Operations Manager Avi Holzapfel and I arrived at Kuranui […]

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