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This file has a .pdf extensionPoster - Marine Habitat Map of Northland: Mangawhai to Ahipara Vers. 1
Author(s): Vince Kerr

A poster supporting the version 1 map and report

A marine habitat map for the Northland section of the Northeast Marine
Bioregion in New Zealand’s territorial sea has been completed and is
presented in a series of maps. The maps cover an area of 1.34 million
hectares extending out 12 nautical miles from the coast between Ahipara
in the west to Mangawhai on the east coast.

Data were collated from a range of recent and historic sources,
and merged and analysed in ArcGIS 9.3.1 Geographical Information
System. These data include multibeam and sidescan sonar data from
the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research and Land
Information New Zealand. A ‘rapid sonar survey’ technique was developed
to fill data gaps for areas not covered by past or recent survey effort.
These sources and methods are described to assist in understanding
the strengths and weaknesses of the current habitat maps and to help
implement improvements in this and future work.

The use of the habitat maps to identify potential locations for a network
of marine protected areas in Northland is discussed and recommendations
are made to incorporate this information within decision support tools
to assist in planning, education and community engagement.

Added to archive on 06/06/2010 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMap Book - Marine Habitat Map of Northland: Mangawhai to Ahipara Vers. 1
Author(s): Vince Kerr

Ten A3 maps supporting the technical report

A marine habitat map for the Northland section of the Northeast Marine
Bioregion in New Zealand’s territorial sea has been completed and is
presented in a series of maps. The maps cover an area of 1.34 million
hectares extending out 12 nautical miles from the coast between Ahipara
in the west to Mangawhai on the east coast.

Data were collated from a range of recent and historic sources,
and merged and analysed in ArcGIS 9.3.1 Geographical Information
System. These data include multibeam and sidescan sonar data from
the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research and Land
Information New Zealand. A ‘rapid sonar survey’ technique was developed
to fill data gaps for areas not covered by past or recent survey effort.
These sources and methods are described to assist in understanding
the strengths and weaknesses of the current habitat maps and to help
implement improvements in this and future work.

The use of the habitat maps to identify potential locations for a network
of marine protected areas in Northland is discussed and recommendations
are made to incorporate this information within decision support tools
to assist in planning, education and community engagement.

Added to archive on 06/06/2010 and placed in the following categories: Habitat Studies NZ | Regional Biodiversity Info Reports | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Habitat Map of Northland: Mangawhai to Ahipara Vers. 1
Author(s): Vince Kerr

A marine habitat map for the Northland section of the Northeast Marine
Bioregion in New Zealand’s territorial sea has been completed and is
presented in a series of maps. The maps cover an area of 1.34 million
hectares extending out 12 nautical miles from the coast between Ahipara
in the west to Mangawhai on the east coast.

Data were collated from a range of recent and historic sources,
and merged and analysed in ArcGIS 9.3.1 Geographical Information
System. These data include multibeam and sidescan sonar data from
the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research and Land
Information New Zealand. A ‘rapid sonar survey’ technique was developed
to fill data gaps for areas not covered by past or recent survey effort.
These sources and methods are described to assist in understanding
the strengths and weaknesses of the current habitat maps and to help
implement improvements in this and future work.

The use of the habitat maps to identify potential locations for a network
of marine protected areas in Northland is discussed and recommendations
are made to incorporate this information within decision support tools
to assist in planning, education and community engagement.

Added to archive on 06/06/2010 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionSnapper - what have we learned from marine reserves
Author(s): D Egli and R Babcock

The influence of fishing has already permanently altered large portions of marine ecosystems worldwide, yet if left undisturbed by human activity, rich biological communities develop in marine reserves. Exploitation of the sea has become so pervasive that we now talk about “marine reserve effects” when in fact what we are really seeing is how nature could be, in the absence of human transformation.
Marine reserves provide opportunities for recreation and study. All marine life is protected from fishing and other forms of exploitation, enabling fish, shellfish, seaweed and other marine species to flourish and allowing degraded areas to recover.

Added to archive on 06/05/2010 and placed in the following categories: Education High School | Biology | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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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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