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On World Fisheries Day, NZ Chatham Rise Orange Roughy Loses Sustainability Label

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:04 pm | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

New Zealand orange roughy caught off the east and south Chatham Rise - amounting to around 80% of the New Zealand catch - has lost its sustainability certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) today, with the fishing industry “self-suspending” ... More >>

New Zealand Calls For A Moratorium On Destructive Deep-sea Mining In International Waters

Friday, 28 October 2022, 7:03 pm | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Just days before the International Seabed Authority meets in Jamaica, seeking to continue the rush to mine the deep, New Zealand joins the growing wave of concern , declaring its support for a moratorium on the damaging industry. The Deep Sea Conservation ... More >>

EU Protects Deep Sea Life From Bottom Trawling, As New Science Shows Up NZ Industry Proposal

Friday, 23 September 2022, 11:02 am | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

The European Union has agreed new measures to protect seamounts from bottom trawling, showing up the New Zealand government’s inaction on the issue, environment groups said today. Meanwhile, a NIWA study released this week has revealed that there are ... More >>

New Data Shows Orange Roughy In Deep Trouble

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 10:35 am | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

New government information about the deepwater fish orange roughy shows the fish may not reach full maturity until the age of 80, throwing the entire management of the fishery into doubt. Orange roughy, a long-lived deepwater fish, grow and mature ... More >>

World Leaders Call For Urgent Action To Halt The Emerging Deep-Sea Mining Industry

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 6:46 am | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

As the UN Ocean Conference gets underway and global attention turns towards the ocean, political resistance to the emerging deep-sea mining industry gains traction.   Today the President of Palau, Surangel Whipps, Jr. joined the Deep Sea ... More >>

Sealord Vows To Continue Trashing Deep Sea Life By Bottom Trawling Seamounts

Friday, 22 April 2022, 2:13 pm | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Environment and conservation groups today expressed astonishment at the admission by fishing company Sealord that it must continue destroying deep sea life by bottom trawling on seamounts. The company announced what it called a “breakthrough” ... More >>

A Mural Appears In Auckland Amid Renewed Calls For Ban On Trawling Seamounts

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 3:12 pm | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

An orange roughy and bubblegum coral are the subject of a new mural just completed in central Auckland, as the New Zealand government faces renewed pressure to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. The mural, painted on Ponsonby Road (1) by street artist ... More >>

New Report Highlights Deep Sea Species At Risk From Bottom Trawling

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 11:12 am | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

3 August 2021 -- Thousands of ancient sea corals are destroyed each year according to a new environmental report , released today, highlighting what could be lost if we fail to stop bottom trawling on seamount ecosystems. The case for banning bottom ... More >>

Bottom Trawling Releases More Carbon Than Air Travel, Groups Urge Government Action

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 12:03 pm | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

New science released overnight shows bottom trawling releases more carbon dioxide than aviation, coinciding with a renewed call from environmental groups for the Government to tackle the impacts of New Zealand’s bottom trawling industry. As this news came ... More >>

Deep Sea Coral Protection At Stake As Fisheries Meeting Starts

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1:36 pm | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

The New Zealand Government’s defence of our destructive bottom trawling industry at the expense of ocean protection will be put to the test at a regional fisheries meeting starting this week. The 2020 South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management ... More >>

Destruction of Deep-Sea Ecosystems

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 11:54 am | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

The Hague, 27 January 2019 - The Annual Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) today adopted a measure (regulation) for managing deep-sea fisheries on the high seas of the South Pacific. The regulation will allow ... More >>

Int'l Pressure to stop NZ high sea bottom trawling

Monday, 30 October 2006, 1:37 pm | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

An international coalition of more than 60 environment and conservation groups has called on New Zealand to pull its bottom trawl fishing fleet out of the international waters of the South Pacific to protect deep-sea life. More >>

Moratorium Call for S Indian Ocean Trawling

Friday, 7 July 2006, 9:27 am | Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

As the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Conference hosted by the United Nations (UN) opens in Rome today, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) calls on participating countries to implement a moratorium on all high seas bottom trawling ... More >>




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