Today's edition of the Bay Chronicle includes a letter from Peter Bodeker, Chief Executive of New Zealand Seafood Industry Council. The letter is shown below and makes a sweeping attack on the place of marine reserves in the armoury of marine protection tools. He refers to marine reserves as a "blunt and ineffective" fisheries management tool.
Presentation: Dr Roger Grace and Fish Forever
Venue: Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, Paihia
When: Thursday 5 May 6pm
We'll be presenting to the Swordfish Club in Paihia this Thursday to talk about the Fish Forever campaign with our recreational fishers.
Presenters include: Julie Kidman (chair) and guest speakers Vince Kerr and Dr Roger Grace. Should be an interesting evening.
Absolutely delighted to receive this letter of support from John Dawn on behalf of the Bay of Islands Underwater Club.
Myra Larcombe, nee Lane, ran the launch service prior to the Fuller's operation; she has lived in the Bay for most of her life and we should heed her wise words. The letter below ran in the Bay Chronicle on 11/11/2010. We hope to obtain an oral history of her experience of abundance of birds and fish in the bay in time's past.
The last fish supper
By Anna Hart
5:30 AM Wednesday Oct 20, 2010
For years, we've considered fish to be a healthier, more eco-minded alternative to red meat and chicken, but today this has been called into doubt. Anna Hart finds out how we can enjoy seafood without a side-helping of guilt ...
Know what a kina barren is? Want to have Fish Forever? This two part presentation is a great place to start. Thanks to Dr Roger Grace, marine biologist extraordinaire.
This 10-minute documentary by Ezra Simons features Fish Forever team members Jochen Zaeschmar and Catherine Langford, and life-long residents of the Bay, Peter Clarke and Myra Larcombe. The subject, predictably enough, is overfishing and what we need to do to rectify the balance.
A short bewitching video showing you how underwater creatures use light, patterns and texture to camouflage their real intent.
Real time monitoring of marine protected areas off the coast of California. This is an unusual crew, a blend of rough handed fishermen and conservation biologists working together. The object is to get a baseline of what is currently living in the MPAs and surrounding areas. In a couple years, and moving forward, scientists can return and survey the same areas to see how, or if, the MPAs are working.