GulfX: Protecting marine environments not just about fisheries

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 12:58PM
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(Photo / NZ Herald)

GulfX: Protecting marine environments not just about fisheries

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 12:58PM

Restrictions on fishing and new marine protection areas are being introduced to protect Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Gulf X is a major marine restoration project launched by The Sustainable Business Network in 2019.

GulfX works with businesses to, among other things, reduce marine plastic pollution and cut transport pollution through promoting copper-free brake pads to cut down on heavy metals in storm water polluting the Gulf.

Sustainable Business Network CEO Rachel Brown told Kerre McIvor protecting our marine environments is more than just about fisheries.

“A real problem that we still haven’t solved is sediment, that’s the stuff we’ve been trying to look at… it sits in the harbour and makes that regeneration of fish stocks and mussels really slow.”

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