20 Aug 2019

Fishing companies step up to save Maui dolphins

From Morning Report, 7:39 am on 20 August 2019

Two fishing companies have put forward an alternative proposal to the government's plan to protect Maui dolphins.

Sanford and Moana Seafoods, alongside the World Wildlife Fund, say the government's four proposed options do not go far enough for the dolphins.

The organisations say their joint plan will not only protect the dolphins - but also the fishing communities that may be affected if new environmental regulations come into effect.

Livia Esterhazy, chief executive of WWF-New Zealand, and Sanford chief executive Volker Kuntzsch spoke to Susie Ferguson.