LOOK AT MAUI’S DOLPHIN BEFORE EXTINCTION
Too late to save Maui’s dolphin, experts says
Marine experts say it is too late to stop the Maui’s dolphin becoming extinct and New Zealand sea lions will be next unless changes are made.
Despite mandatory monitoring and recent restrictions on fishing zones, the Maui’s dolphins days are numbered.
"[The] stand out amongst them is bycatch in the southern squid fisheries." (…)"It’s not the fishermen, it’s the Government. The Government is paid to keep the species such as the Maui dolphin safe, and they’re not doing it," Roger Payne said.
New devices within nets have heavily reduced the number sea lions accidentally caught in fishing nets, but their numbers are still falling.The only way to ensure marine mammals are safe is to change fishing methods.