New draft squid fishing plan recognises uncertainties in science of fishing impact on New Zealand sea lions

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Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand, today cautiously welcomed the Ministry for Primary Industries’ new draft squid fishing plan and called for precautionary action to save the New Zealand sea lion. The ‘Squid 6T Operational Plan’, released today for consultation regulates trawling for squid around the Auckland Islands, home to the most important breeding colony of this endangered species.

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Louisa is an international communications professional, whose career spans media, government, university, and non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. She was the Communications Manager for WWF-New Zealand (World Wide Fund for Nature) for two years, before moving onto a fabulous opportunity with the NZ Government. She has extensive experience in the areas of media, communications and public relations. Her pen, camera and sense of humour have led her to wonderful work locations throughout Australia, Canada, USA, Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and Peru. She was raised on a sheep and cattle farm in Outback Australia. Her specialty sectors are the environment (forest/marine/species conservation), crisis communications (biosecurity, floods and cyclones), food safety, and agriculture (livestock and broad-acre farming). She is an Open Water-accredited diver and has explored underwater ecosystems in the Solomon Islands, Thailand and Cambodia

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