21 Aug 2019

Yellow-eyed penguins under threat from fishing nets - Forest & Bird

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 21 August 2019

Forest and Bird is warning an increase in yellow eyed penguins getting caught in fishing nets is pushing the nationally endangered bird to the brink of extinction.

It estimates 30 of the penguins were caught in commercial nets last year at the bottom of the South Island, and on the mainland's east coast.

RNZ fisheries reporter, Conan Young, has the story.