Imagine a future where the ocean thrives. Where endangered species have been brought back from the brink, and families can catch a feed. We’ve got a vision for a healthy, vibrant ocean. But to make it a reality, we’ve got to act now to protect it. Send the open letter to the new Minister of Oceans & Fisheries, David Parker, and support the creation of a strong ocean vision for Aotearoa.  

How to protect the ocean in three steps

Destructive fishing techniques like bottom trawling must be banned on seamounts, and cameras installed on the full commercial fishing fleet, to protect ocean wildlife like seabirds, dolphins and seals.

We must also commit to protecting a third of the world’s international waters, creating a network of ocean sanctuaries that’ll boost fish populations and protect all the amazing species that find a home there.

The oceans are our life-support system – feeding a billion people worldwide, stabilising the climate and providing every second breath we take. It’s time we treated them like they matter.