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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Seaweek 2010: Fish for the Future - “Tiakina ngā tupuranga whakaheke” March 7-14, 2010

Seaweek is an annual event run by the NZ Association for Environmental Education that allows New Zealanders to come together and, celebrate the sea. It provides a wide range of opportunities for people to learn about our fantastic marine environment and share their experiences of the sea.
Seaweek is about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connection with the sea. It’s not just for children or those involved with formal education – it’s a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habits, characteristics and inhabitants.
As exporters we are very dependent on the sea – it is part of our supply chain.  Seaweek 2010 might be used by us to think about whether those involved with international trade take the sea and its shores for granted?  Do our shippers respect the sea as a shared environment?   Do the vessels used to ship our goods harm the environment? .
The photo above which comes from Wikimedia Commons shows the  container ship (the Kota Jaya,under a Hong Kong flag) in the Port of Auckland, Auckland City, New Zealand.
It was taken on 18 March 2008 by Ingolfson(?)  who has released the photo for public use. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ports_of_Auckland_Container_Shipping.jpg.

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