Video vox pops signal Kiwis accept seamount fishing when sustainable

28 June 2022

Policy discussions in Wellington sometimes forget the thoughts and feelings of real Kiwis. For this video from Sealord, a resourceful pair of interviewers asked people they found on streets, wharves, and beaches about sustainable fishing and Sealord's proposal to keep seamount fishing sustainable by ending trawling on 89 percent of them.

Taking the time to chat, they found fish is firmly part of the Kiwi diet and lifestyle, and so is sustainability. People said fishing must be sustainable so kaimoana can be enjoyed by future generations. They were clearly impressed, and even a little surprised, by Sealord’s plan to achieve that.

Click here to read Sealord's media release announcing their 'breakthrough plan" for fishing seamounts.

Related article - DWG responds to Sealord’s proposal to set aside 89% of seamounts for conservation