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August 5, 2022

Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to urgently regulate commercial fisheries, following a new report that shows they caught 58 protected sea turtles in the last year alone. The Department of Conservation (DOC) report, released this week, shows that New Zealand’s sea turtle bycatch tripled in the fishing year 2020 – 2021, based on the previous decade average. The majority of the turtles caught were critically endangered leatherback turtles.

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