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Fishermen, environment group seek solutions to dwindling fish stocks

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Joanne Holden | Published in Local, National

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Fishermen, environment group seek solutions to dwindling fish stocks
Fresh Fish Company’s Timothy Vaikai purchasing fish from fisherman Fred Thompson. 21040105

Dwindling fish numbers and the potential impact of deep sea mining on fish are among the issues in Cook Islands waters that fishermen and an environmental group want to see addressed at an upcoming meeting in Rarotonga between the Pacific’s fisheries ministries.

Dwindling fish numbers and the potential impact of deep sea mining on fish are among the issues in Cook Islands waters that fishermen and an environmental group want to see addressed at an upcoming meeting in Rarotonga between the Pacific’s fisheries ministries.


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Ipukarea Society on 03/12/2023

Just to correct one statement, i.e. Passfield said the society wanted to see the number of FADS, which are nets anchored to the ocean floor to attract fish, in Cook Islands waters reduced – It was not the anchored fads to be reduced, but the drifting fads from the industrial foreign fishing fleets.