13 Sep 2013

Fake shark fins in waterfront lagoon

12:03 pm on 13 September 2013

One hundred fake shark fins appeared in a lagoon on the Wellington waterfront on Friday morning as part of a protest against New Zealand's shark finning laws.

Greenpeace and an organisation called the New Zealand Shark Alliance want a ban on finning in New Zealand waters.

Campaigner Karli Thomas said New Zealand is one of the few developed countries where the practice is legal.

The Government has announced a review of its policies around shark fishing and conservation later in the year.

Wellington waterfront lagoon.

Wellington waterfront lagoon. Photo: RNZ