RNZ News: DOC defends fisherman slammed by public for accidental shark catch

Video uploaded by RNZ on 05. July 2020:

The Department of Conservation has leapt to the defence of a fisher who accidentally caught a great white shark off the coast of Taranaki at the weekend.

Rob Ansley of Ocean Pearl Fisheries has faced a barrage of criticism for causing the death of the protected species. But DOC says he’s done the right thing by reporting it.

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