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Maunganui Bay rahui rolled for a further two years!

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A huge thank you to Ngati Kuta and Patukeha hapu for intitiating and extending this…

Help get Marine Reserves for the Otago Coast

SEMPA consultation map 2016
Submissions close 5pm 20th December 2016 – please send yours today! Gigantic kelp…

Support the rahui rollover!

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Submissions for the Rahui rollover have now closed.We are delighted so many of you want…

Kina and their effect on algal communities in the Bay of Islands

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Rocky shores around New Zealand have areas in water depths of between about three to…

Life Beneath the Waves

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Profile: Wade Doak

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Wade is an experienced diver, prolific author and researcher, a marine reserve advocate…

Help get marine reserves for the Otago Coast!

SEMPA consultation map 2016Map of proposed sites. RED = Type 1 marine reserves, BLUE = Type 2 marine protected areas.Please make a submission here

The South Island’s South-east coast has it all … except marine reserves.
After 2 years of discussions by a community forum, 20 areas between Timaru and the Catlins are being proposed for various levels of marine protection. The Forum has proposed 9 areas (making up just 5.3% of the marine space in the region) become no-take marine reserves.

Fish Forever believes all these and more are needed to create a meaningful network of marine reserves to restore and protect marine biodiversity in the region.

Reserve Proposal Released

1st May 2014 | Fish Forever has released its consultation document proposing the protection of 10% of the enclosed waters of the Bay of Islands with no-take marine reserves, subject to generational review (25 years). Read how the proposed areas and boundaries took shape here


Submission Report Released

22nd October 2014 | After a great deal of number crunching, Fish Forever is pleased to release its report on the submissions to the Community Consultation Document proposing two marine reserves and a scientific reserve in the Bay of Islands. We urge you to read the report which describes how the community responded to the discussion.


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