Fri, 11 Jun 2004
New Zealand has had a large delegation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Fisheries and the Department of Conservation at this week's UN meeting exploring global governance of the oceans (UNICPOLOS). The meeting is about to come to conclusion and a statement regarding bottom trawl fishing in international waters will be released on Saturday afternoon (NZ time).
Greenpeace has also had a delegation at the meeting who have fed into discussions via photo and film evidence of bottom trawlers in the Tasman Sea beamed from the Rainbow Warrior to the UN.
Greenpeace NZ will be putting out a media release on Saturday when the UN announces their intentions about a moratorium on bottom trawling in international waters.