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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

New Zealand officers focus on marine wildlife protection.

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Narrated by Bray Poor, Coastwatch offers a glimpse at the fishing and aquatic culture that New Zealand is famous for. But the real story here is the growing danger that overharvesting and organized poaching pose to the country's natural resources. Much of the show's discussion revolves around the importance of protecting New Zealand's beaches and sea animals, which are quickly being depleted.

Despite some angry reactions from people who are being fined and/or arrested by the officials, the series isn't very violent or dramatic. In fact, most of the scenes lack the action that viewers might be accustomed to seeing in reality-based crime shows. But folks who like this sort of thing will find the show entertaining. 

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