info@fishforever.org.nz | 027 243 1777

What does Fish Forever do?

We promote and support marine protection initiatives within, near and beyond New Zealand's Bay of Islands.
We meet the last Thursday of every month in Paihia and welcome new members.
Please get in touch info@fishforever.org.nz | 027 243-1777

We promote, advocate, and support marine conservation
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What we do

We promote, advocate and support marine conservation.
We meet the last Thursday of every month in Paihia and welcome new members.
Please get in touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 027 243-1777
Read about our team here

Bay of Islands marine science reports & essays

marine scienceOur team of marine scientists produce facts and figures that paint a picture of what's happening under the surface of Bay of Islands waters.

Browse our library here



Helping you have a say on marine protection proposals

rahui submissionsWe make it easy for you to make a submission supporting marine protection proposals.  Our simple online submission system takes a minute to complete.

Please join us on Facebook or join our mailing list at the bottom of this page. We'll update you as proposals are released NZ wide. Your voice is important!
Some of our campaigns have included:

  • Manganui Bay/Deep Water Cove rahui extension for a further two years - 466 indivduals made a submission through our website
  • Otago Marine Protected Areas proposal -  204 indivduals made a submission through our website
  • MPI's future of our fisheries management review - 293 indivduals made a submission through the website



Fish Forever's own submissions on marine protection issues

Our team of marine scientists are well placed to make detailed submissions on marine protection proposals.

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Our marine reserve lesson plans and resources for year 7-9 students

marine-educationMarine Reserves education resource pack "Living Blue" offers detailed lesson plans and resources for year 7-9 students. Specifically targeted as a relief teachers resource.

 Fun, relevant and easy to use - these resources have been created by marine specialists and qualified teachers for students to discover the wonders of our seas.

Download the complete set of lesson plans here




Supporting the Maunganui Bay Rahui

rahui Read full details of the rahui here

Fish Forever created and maintain the website http:/www.rahui.org.nz giving full information about boundaries and FAQ.

The website was tied in with signage we errected with the financial support of Northland Dive, Paihia Dive and Dive HQ.

Fish Forever marine scientists have produced reports to assist with the resource consent of the HMS Canterbury which is sunk in the rahui area, as well as baited underwater video surveys, a fish baseline survey  - full details below.



Voices of land and sea - a talk series exploring the BOI's natural world

talk seriesIn 2016, we held a series of free public talks, with presenters :

  • Cat Peters - Responses of bottlenose dolphins to vessel activity in Northland
  • Dean Baigent Mercer - The urgent case for protecting our deepsea wildlife
  • Irene Middleton - Northland's marine visitors, wanted and unwanted, pests and sub-tropical vagrants
  • Jocehn Zaeschmar - NZ's rare false killer whales; regular visitors to the Bay of Islands
  • Steve and Riley Hathaway - Kid's engaging kids to inspire hearts and minds



Fish Forever 2014 BOI Marine Reserve proposal

proposalIn May 2014, Fish Forever released a community consultation document proposing two no-take marine reserves in the Bay of Islands. The proposal was well supported by the public - 1349 submissions were received, 81% were in favour of the proposal. 

Below you'll find the proposal, the submission report and all the supporting documentation that was prepared prior to its release.



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nudi spongeAll of us with an interest and love of Tangaroa, let's work together and take on the challenge of marine protection for the Bay.

Annual Membership Rates:
Student/concession - $15.00
Affiliate (please name organistation) - $15.00
Individual - $25.00
Family - $35.00

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