GA 1990 REC 038 - Activity Report

Information générale
Constituant de l’UICN: 
Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand
Type de Constituant de l’UICN: 
IUCN Member
Période d’activité: 
Zone géographique: 
Océan Pacifique
New Zealand
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Activités visant à influencer et/ou promouvoir les politiques- Aucun -
Activités visant à influencer et/ou promouvoir les politiquesThis resolution has only been partially implemented and the state of NZ Sea lions has got worse since this resolution in 1990. The Sea Lion is now listed as endangered. The marine mammal sanctuary and marine reserves only extends to 12 nautical miles offshore the Auckland Islands which was already closed to fishing. Sea lions are caught in trawl nets fishing for squid, scampi, southern blue whiting and hoki. ECO supported measures promoted by the Forest and Bird Protection Society (another IUCN member) to close part of the Auckland Islands shelf to squid fishing during the sea lions breeding season. this proposal was rejected by the NZ Minister of Fisheries and he adopted measures which will not allow the sea lion to recover.On-going
Veuillez indiquer quels ont été les résultats obtenus dans le cadre des activités entreprises pour la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
The marine mammals sanctuary was only adopted for 12 nautical miles offshore, an area already closed to fishing. The NZ Minister of Conservation has not taken further action to extend this sanctuary to include the area of "the feeding grounds of the sea lion".
Quelles mesures ont été prises afin de surmonter ces obstacles ?: 
The poor legislation in New Zealand in the management of fisheries which does not include the precautionary approach, which does not protect threatened species, and gives too much consideration to commercial fisheries.
Veuillez indiquer et décrire brièvement les activités planifiées par la suite pour la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
Activité FutureDescription
Activités visant à influencer et/ou promouvoir les politiquesFurther action with other NZ IUCN members to promote the adoption of measures to protect the feeding grounds of this sea lion.