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New Zealand is currently preparing to establish a network of marine protected areas based on our existing marine reserves and 'other' types of protection or partial protection established under the Fisheries Act. There will be some very important processes we will go through to achieve the lofty goal of protecting marine biodiversity and ecosystems for the future. These resources have been collected to assist in this process.

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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Reserves Handbook for Prospective Applicants: Working Draft
Author(s): DOC

This handbook is an update of ‘Marine Reserves – A Guide for Prospective Applicants’. This handbook provides guidance in the preparation of an application for the establishment of a marine reserve by applicants other than the Department of Conservation. Another complementary handbook has been prepared for the Department.

Added to archive on 06/16/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Process and Policy |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMPA Perspective: MPAs Improve General Management, While Marine Reserves Improve Conservation
Author(s): W. J. Ballantine

This short article discusses the differences and respective benefits of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves. Ballantine maintains that both concepts are useful, but need to be considered as separate tools for marine conservation.

Added to archive on 06/16/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Process and Policy |

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This file has a .pdf extensionDraft Integrated Management Strategy for Fiordland’s Fisheries and Marine Environment
Author(s): Laurel Tierney

This draft strategy has been prepared for the Guardians of Fiordland’s Fisheries and Marine Environment for public consultation after being discussed with groups represented on the Guardians throughout Southland and Otago. The strategy recognises the unique marine environment of Fiordland. The draft focuses on four main issues for consultation: fisheries, values of special significance, risks to the marine environment and expressing kaitiakitanga.

Added to archive on 06/16/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Reserves: The Need for Systems
Author(s): W. J. Ballantine

This paper describes the principles and effects of marine reserves on marine eco-systems, comparing the use of marine-protected-areas to fully protected marine reserves. The paper focuses on the use of marine reserves in Europe, and the need for scientists to speak out in favour of them in the future.

Added to archive on 06/16/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ |

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