Cameras on boats to protect the oceans.The commercial fishing industry has shown it can’t be trusted to self-monitor. From fish dumping to the killing of native dolphins, seabirds and seals, it’s clear we need cameras on boats to protect the biodiversity of the oceans.
It has been years since cameras on boats trials began under the National Government, revealing widespread illegal fish dumping, and failure to report the capture of dolphins, by the commercial fishing industry.
Successive National and Labour Governments both made commitments to delivering cameras on boats, but have failed to see it through. New Zealanders have had enough of the political pass the parcel. We refuse to wait any longer, and our struggling oceans can’t afford more delay tactics.