3 Jun 2020

Māui and Hector's dolphin protection plan prompts arguments

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 3 June 2020

Marine scientists are again butting heads over a plan to protect endangered Māui and Hector's dolphins.

A threat management plan for the dolphins was the subject of vicious debate when it was released last year, labelling cat poo a greater risk to the dolphins than fishing nets.

Now a marine expert has published work tearing apart the methods underpinning the plan, prompting the man behind it to again defend his work.

RNZ's Rachel Thomas reports