Category: Environment

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SUPPORT FOR WHITEBAIT CHANGES

SUPPORT FOR WHITEBAIT CHANGES

Forest & Bird is heartened that 90% of respondents to a Department of Conservation survey support changes to whitebaiting regulations. “This level of public support bodes well for finding solutions that will help ensure our unique and threatened native fish have a future,” says Annabeth Cohen, Forest & Bird’s freshwater advocate. DOC’s public survey was...

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MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW ROUTE

MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW ROUTE

The Venta Maersk, carrying a cargo of frozen fish, arrived in St Petersburg in August, having left Vladivostok (Russia’s Pacific port city) days earlier. Experts say this Northern Sea route could be quicker for ships travelling from east Asia to Europe (rather than via the Northwest Passage over Canada) because it was likely to be...

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