Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. What do you think? On your blog, tell us whether you think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned (stopped).
Should fishing in Farewell Spit be banned?
I think they should because Hector's Dolphins are very rare and are only found in New Zealand, but we are killing them instead of protecting them and that's so not right. There are plenty of other places to fish and If we do this then it will help the number of hector's dolphin's death will hopefully drop.