1 Dec 2017

Set nets a major cause of hoiho penguin deaths - study

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 1 December 2017

A new review of global research supports what activists have been saying for years - set nets are a major cause of penguin deaths. The review identifies the endangered hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, as one of three penguin species most under threat by fishing equipment. The New Zealand researchers who contributed to the study say the government must act urgently to save the hoiho from extinction. Dr Ursula Ellenberg is the New Zealand penguin scientist who initiated the review.