Please Login or Register

You are here: HomeResources Publications & Reports › Marine Policy Documents NZ

Documents

Now Browsing: Marine Policy Documents NZ

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionFish Forever submission results for community led marine reserve in the Bay of Islands
Author(s): Fish Forever

Fish Forever, a local community group, is proposing two marine reserves and one scientific reserve for the Bay of Islands. The proposal was publicly launched in May 2014, through a Community Consultation Document that invited public submissions over a six-week period. Throughout the submission period, Fish Forever publicised the proposal and engaged with as many locals and stakeholders as possible.
This report presents the results of that community consultation process.
From over 1,300 submissions received, the overwhelming impression is of active community support for the proposal – both in general, and in the specific areas proposed. This clear mandate is vital to moving the proposal process forward.
The submissions also clarify the key areas of community concern about the proposals. These concerns focus on the relationship between marine reserves and other protective measures, like fisheries and customary management regulations, which need to be taken into account in long-term conservation planning for the Bay.

Added to archive on 10/28/2014 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Fisheries Management NZ | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Marine Reserves NZ | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Reserve for the Bay of Islands
Author(s): John Booth

No question about it. A highlight of any tiki-tour of New Zealand is when you get to rub limbs with one of our giant kauri, protected
forever in its natural state within a forest remnant. Even we locals – who tend to take for granted this legacy – have our awe rekindled
whenever we get to re-acquaint ourselves with one of these great spirits that link us with some remote past.
Certain individuals had the foresight – at a time that most bush was being bowled or burnt – to reserve areas, millions of years in the
making, in their natural state. Kiwis and others would always be able to see what the forested landscape once looked like. To mill any
today would be the last thing on your mind.
Strange, isn’t it? We’re keen to hold on to representative examples of original native land cover – yet are so reluctant to do anything
similar for the sea. There are no places fully protected from fishing north of the Poor Knights Islands, right around the top and down
to Taranaki. There is not a single possie easily accessed where you take your mokos to see a fully intact, functioning marine ecosystem.
Decades of overfishing of certain key species (especially snapper and crayfish) have put the kybosh on close to two-thirds of the kelp
forests of the Bay of Islands. Instead of teeming life associated with great seaweed forests, we find instead ghostly pale rock surfaces.

Added to archive on 09/04/2014 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Regional Biodiversity Info Reports | MPA's and Networks NZ |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionTonga Island Marine Reserve
Author(s): Davidson Environmental

Significant increases in the abundance and size of marine species in Tasman Bay marine reserves confirm their conservation benefits.

Added to archive on 09/04/2014 and placed in the following categories: Education High School | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | Regional Biodiversity Info Reports | Marine Reserves NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ | Science |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionHoroirangi Marine Reserve Report 2014
Author(s): Davidson Environmental

Significant increases in the abundance and size of marine species in Tasman Bay marine reserves confirm their conservation benefits.

Added to archive on 09/04/2014 and placed in the following categories: Education High School | Fisheries Management NZ | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | Regional Biodiversity Info Reports | Marine Reserves NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionScientist consensus statement on protection of the Ross Sea
Author(s): Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

Scientist consensus statement on protection of the Ross Sea 2010

Added to archive on 07/10/2012 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity International | Marine Policy Documents NZ | MPA's and Networks International | MPA's and Networks NZ | Ross Sea |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionfuture marine resource Use
Author(s): The Royal Society of New Zealand

In just a few decades, the fisheries industry has transitioned from crisis to a substantial and long-term generator of wealth for New Zealand. As shown by New Zealand’s experience with the fisheries Quota Management System, institutions matter. Our developing understanding of New Zealand ocean energy, minerals and petroleum, ecosystems and biodiversity all suggest that more potential sources of wealth are present in our oceans. However, appropriate management frameworks (i.e. institutions) are critical if New Zealand is to develop its marine resources efficiently and responsibly.

 

 

Added to archive on 07/02/2012 and placed in the following categories: Fisheries Management NZ | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents 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 |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionjune letter to the minister from Akaroa Harbour marine Protection Society
Author(s): Akaroa Harbour Marine Protection Society

Letter to Minister of Conservation from the Akaroa Harbour Marine Protection Society

Added to archive on 06/24/2012 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Marine Reserves NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionWest Coast marine reserves public notice
Author(s): DOC

Notice to establish marine reserves on West Coast

Submissions close: 22 August 2012

The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention under Section 5 of the Marine Reserves Act 1971 to apply for an Order-in-Council declaring five areas of sea and foreshore in the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Region (South Island) marine reserves.
Public Notice

Added to archive on 06/23/2012 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | Marine Reserves NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionWest Coast marine reserves application document
Author(s): DOC

Notice to establish marine reserves on West Coast


Submissions close: 22 August 2012

The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention under Section 5 of the Marine Reserves Act 1971 to apply for an Order-in-Council declaring five areas of sea and foreshore in the West Coast Te Tai o Poutini Region (South Island) marine reserves.

Added to archive on 06/23/2012 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | Marine Reserves NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

Download

This file has a .pdf extensionAkaroa Marine Reserve High Court Decision May 2012
Author(s): High Court of New Zealand - Christchurch

The High Court has told the Government to reconsider its decision to reject a proposal for a marine reserve in Akaroa.
The Akaroa Harbour Marine Protection Society applied for a marine reserve near Dan Rogers’ Bluff in Akaroa Harbour in 1995.
The Conservation Minister declined the application because a reserve would interfere with recreational fishing.
The society appealed to the High Court saying the minister did not weigh up the positives of the proposed reserve and the effects on recreational fishing.
Judge Nathanial Whata found that the application must be reconsidered.

Added to archive on 05/11/2012 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Fisheries Management NZ | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Policy Documents NZ | Marine Reserves NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

Page 1 of 2 pages  1 2 >

MarineNZ.org Sponsors

Sponsors

Document Categories