8 Jun 2017

Calls to stop dumping by fleets supported by Pacific leaders

From , 3:03 pm on 8 June 2017

The Pacific's environmental agency chief says he has received heartening support for his call to stop fishing fleets dumping waste.

SPREP director-general Kosi Latu was speaking during the Fiji hosted UN Oceans Conference in New York.

Mr Latu caught up with Dominic Godfrey about his presentation on marine pollution and the 10-thousand recorded cases of waste dumping in the Pacific by purse-seine fishing vessels over a 12-year period.

Purse Seine fishing

Purse Seine fishing Photo: Supplied