USA restricts NZ seafood imports over dolphin concerns

A US court has placed a restriction on imports of certain New Zealand fisheries products over environmental concerns. According to Radio New Zealand, “The injunction handed down by the United States Court of International Trade applies to nine species from the West Coast North Island inshore trawl and set net fisheries, including snapper, tarakihi and spotted dogfish.”  Read more here. reports: ‘‘Conservation group Sea Shepherd had asked the US Court of International Trade to bring in a ban, arguing a lack of action by the New Zealand government to protect critically endangered Māui dolphins. There are only around 50 left.” Read more here.


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