Dean is a lifelong fisherman who fell in love with the Bay as a teen. He moved here from the Taranaki and worked on game-fishing charter boats during the 1980s. His interest in marine conservation was sparked snorkelling at the Poor Knights: “Clouds of fish surrounded me; I swam with huge snapper, kingfish and stingrays. When I got back on board my perspective had changed and I realised why we need no-take areas.” Dean is a photographer and web designer; he designed the Fish Forever website and provides the team with great IT skills.
There's trouble in paradise. The Bay of Islands urgently needs effective marine protection.
All of us with an interest and love of Tangaroa, let's work together and take on the challenge.