scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 21:30 am

Pasifika Calls For The Protection Of Our Seas

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March 12, 2021 Environment Press Release – Green Party The Green Party supports calls from around the Pacific to stop harmful fishing practices such as bottom trawling, stop using our seas to dispose of waste, and ban deep sea mining in their territories.The ocean is the foundation of Pasifika cultural … The Green Party supports calls from around the Pacific to stop harmful fishing practices such as bottom trawling, stop using our seas to dispose of waste, and ban deep sea mining in their territories.“The ocean is the foundation of Pasifika cultural and historical identities that links communities here to our island homelands,” says Teanau Tuiono, Green Party spokesperson for Oceans and Fisheries (Pacific Peoples) and Pacific Peoples.“Dirty fishing – bottom trawling affects seamounts and deep sea corals and sponges rather than dolphins so dirty fishing practices, such as bottom trawling on seamounts must stop.

“We also support Pacific voices that are calling for the ban of deep sea mining in their territories.At its core it is about relationships – our relationship with the sea and understanding that the sea is a myriad of living relationships.

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