Protecting our Kaimoana
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New Zealand's number of undersea creatures is decreasing.
“I saw that the undersea creatures were steadily disappearing”
If people keep being greedy, then we could run out of Kaimoana in our oceans.
“But if people are greedy and take too much, or take the young ones before they grow big enough to reproduce themselves, then the fridge will get cleaned out”
There are no rules about the size or number you can take when collecting Kaimoana.
“M.A.F* Has set rules about size and number of all the kinds of kaimoana you can take.”
You need a permit to collect more than what you need for yourself.
“Anyone can come and get a permit for that”
M.A.F. cannot search your catch.
“M.A.F* Gives me the power to stop people if I think there carrying kaimoana, and check it”
You can sell what you catch as long as you don’t charge too much.
“Thats illegal Unless you have a special permit”
You are not allowed to catch Paua on Scuba gear.
“Some divers use scba gear to take paua”
What do you think?
Complete this Agree or Disagree activity based on what you think!
Do you agree or Disagree
Explain why you agree or disagree
There is no need for Fisheries officers, people should be able to get how ever much Kaimona they need.
Because if there aren’t anyone looking out for people taking to much than the ocean would have no more kaimoana.
No one should be allowed to catch their own Kaimona. People should only be able to get them from the shops.
Because if everyone just keeps on going to the shop to buy seafood than the shop would have no more and the people who get the stuff from the ocean to put in the shop would have to stop working because there will be no more Kaimoana if they just keep going back to the ocean and getting a lot more fish.