Regulatory News

In 15 years, the Maui Dolphins – the smallest aquatic mammal species on the planet - will be extinct if protective action is not taken more intensely. The warning was ugly by the environmental preservation entity NABU. According to the NGO, the current population of these cetaceans, which live in the northern waters of New Zealand, is 43-47 animals, with only ten being females.

Since 2012, the New Zealand government has restricted the use of fishing nets in order to protect animals such as maui dolphins, but environmentalists say the move is insufficient. "The supervision of overfishing is poor. Moreover, it is necessary to regulate the use of air guns in marine seismic surveys, especially for the extraction of oil," said Barbara Mess, conservation director of endangered species of NABU.

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