New Zealand TV3 reports a “vicious disease killing NZ’s sea lions”

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Last night New Zealand TV (TV3) reported that the presence of a “vicious disease killing around 600 New Zealand sea lions per year

TV3 also reported a statement by Deepwater Group that:

New technology has reduced the number of deaths caused by fishing nets by 90 percent, to 15 adult sea lions a year.”

Further adding that the focus now needs to turn to securing the lives of those [New Zealand Sea Lions] on land and it’s keen to work with the Government, George Clement (CEO of Deepwater Group) made the statement:

If you were on a sheep farm and a lot of your lambs were dying before they became productive, you’d look at dosing them for parasites and giving antibiotics. On teh face of it, it is no more complicated than that.”

When solutions are this simple… surely we just have to get out there and implement them…. don’t we?

The Deepwater Group says a bacterial disease is killing more than 600 pups a year in the Auckland Islands. Source: TV3 Click on above picture to play video at www.scoop.co.nz

The Deepwater Group says a bacterial disease is killing more than 600 pups a year in the Auckland Islands. Source: TV3. Click on above picture to play video at http://www.scoop.co.nz

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