The New Zealand government Thursday announced tough new measures to try to save the world's rarest and smallest species of marine dolphin.
The fishing industry says new moves to protect some of New Zealand's rarest dolphins will mean hundreds of people will lose their livelihoods.
Hundreds of jobs are due to be lost in the fishing industry as the Government announces an $80 million plan to protect the Hector and Maui dolphins.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins lineman Thomas McHale, who was found dead at a friend's Tampa-area home on Sunday, was using anti-depression medicine and cocaine the night before he died, authorities said on Wednesday.
The fishing industry says it expects new moves to enhance the protection of endangered dolphins to cost it tens of millions of dollars and nearly 300 jobs.
The Maui's and Hector's Threat Management Plan announced by the Minister of Fisheries today has failed to guarantee the survival of these endangered species, Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.
Nearly 300 jobs will be lost from the fishing industry under significant new measures aimed at protecting New Zealand's threatened Hector's and Maui's dolphins.
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