NZ Fish and Fish Products could be banned from USA
The notification of receipt of a petition to ban imports of all fish and fish products from New Zealand that do not satisfy the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
As predicted here comes the conservationist in full force to protect the Dolphin population of NZ.
This is the worldwide petition that Trump will need to ban NZ seafood from America just like he did to the Mexicans for failing to protect the Vaquita Porpoise in the Gulf of Mexico.
The NZ commercial fishing industry does not have the right to have the Marine Stewardship Council approval for any marine species in NZ, yet they have.
The amount of Dolphin, Sea Birds, Seals and marine habitat killed as bi-catch by our NZ commercial fishing industry is as bad if not worse than any country in the world.
Some serious conservation groups including Sea Shepherd have put forward this petition. The Sea Shepherd group tend to get what they want because they only chase down and expose the greedy dishonest scum of the earth commercial fishers who are deliberately and without conscience destroying the marine environment for profit.
This petition will be successful in one form of another because the numbers of marine mammal loss and habitat loss reads like an environmental horror story.
That's because the NZ marine ecosystem has been destroyed in such a short time by so few commercial boats that the science recorded only shows a depleting fish catch.
It is doubtful that Trump will fall for any more lies from the NZ fishery stake holders and he could just be annoyed enough to block all NZ trade because of the lack of support Trump received from this Government when the USA asked for it earlier in the year.
If dairy products are prohibited from the USA it would be a worthy protest from the dairy farmers if they were to fill the fish holds of our commercial fishing fleet with the excess cow manure.
The commercial fishing stakeholders have arrogantly ignored all the warnings signs that the world’s public now expect that their seafood purchases to have no impact on sea mammals.
When Sea Shepherd put your country's commercial fishers on a black list the world seafood consumers take note. Trump should ban all NZ seafood imports to the USA including all the seafood that NZ fishery stakeholders get processed in China and then sends to the USA.
Until a STOP FISHING policy is added to the sustainable level of marine commercial bi-catch, these species like the Maui will be at risk of extinction.
It is not good enough for commercial fishers to try new things to protect endangered sea mammals while they are still harvesting.
All NZ seafood exports to the USA should be stopped until ‘Stop Fishing’ policies are attached to all possible bi-catch species.
This is the point where the commercial fishing industry starts to lose political support.I have warned in writing and at meetings with MP'S and fishing industry CEO's that its not the recreational fishers that will do the industry financial harm ,but the Dolphin defenders.The near extinction of the Vaquita Porpoise cost the Mexican economy billions in lost trade.BUT it also cost the recreational fishers as well,they now have a three day a year recreational fishing season when they are allowed to take 3 fish only for each of those days.We don't need those massive reserves in NZ,all we need to do is stop killing Dolphin.All we have to do to stop killing Dolphin is to stop net fishing where they live.