Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Pahu
Sea Shepherd launches Operation Pahu
Operation Pahu is Sea Shepherd’s first campaign in New Zealand and makes a stand for NZ’s endemic dolphin in the South.
Operation Pahu is a long term determined effort to reduce the risk to Hector’s from illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) commercial and recreational fishing with the first phase focus on Te Waewae Bay up to the Canterbury Bight.
Campaign Leader, Grant Meikle (Ngai Tahu): “We’ll be on the lookout for any illegal recreational set nets or commercial (IUU) operations that continue to threaten these endangered dolphins”
Sea Shepherd is also working with local Iwi and scientists to monitor and document populations to check recovery and assist with abundance estimates.
WEBSITE AND LAUNCH VIDEO: www.operationpahu.nz