Defending the deep:
sign our petitions
There are two petitions you can sign - both would be great!
Stop bottom trawling on seamounts
Bottom trawling is a fishing practice that drags huge nets across the seafloor, killing everything in its wake. Worse is bottom trawling that targets underwater mountains - or seamounts - which contain ancient corals and sponges, creating unique ecosystems. We're calling on the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts.
Ban seabed mining in Aotearoa
Seabed mining is a risky and untested industry that threatens ocean life. In Aotearoa we have been fighting the seabed mining industry - and have taken a case all the way to the Supreme Court, which quashed the company's consent.
Now, it's time for the NZ Government to ban it altogether.