Pro­tect­ing our seas

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• Just un­der a third of Eco­nomic Ex­clu­sion Zone is

closed to trawl­ing • As much as 80 per cent of

New Zealand’s plant and an­i­mal species oc­cur in the ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment and 44 per cent are not found any­where else in the world • How­ever, about 30 per cent of our ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment is thought to be af­fected by

hu­man ac­tiv­i­ties

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