I am recovering well after the ol' concussion so decided to post....
*Of the 112 shark species in NZ 73 are LEGALLY allowed to be commercially fished.
*Only 11 species are managed under the New zealand's QMS (quote management system.)
*Fishing exports are worth more than 1.5 billion and shark only 4.5 million so would it actually hurt NZ that hard if we banned it? I don't think so.
*Already a third of the world has banned shark fining. We haven't.
They can also be caught as by catch and caught in nets.
Or run the risk of consuming or being caught in plastic!
You might think that your some awesome cool teenager because you don't throw your rubbish in your bin and laugh with your mates as you litter.
But as a teenager myself i can say 110% that littering is the big thing that makes you NOT cool.
Why not just walk to the bin and stop it ending up in our oceans?
Think about it, next time a marine animal or bird washes up on your shores, it could be your plastic, your chip packet, your glad wrap that caused that animal to die.
PUT YOUR RUBBISH I THE BIN.
I know its a social chip packet but be harsh and stop it joining the 5billion down storm drains already!