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The latest issue of the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s newsletter asks are we in danger of losing our resident Bryde’s whales?
Weaving the Strands also reflects on the life and legacy of Jim Holdaway, a founding father of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, reports on several new species making their way back around the park, and details some detective work on the NZ storm petrel.
Restoration of a Kawau icon, progress on a marine spatial plan for the Gulf, the process for assessing risks from fish farming and an important prosecution following fish-dumping are also reported
The New Zealand sea lion species management plan: 2009-2014 (the Plan) provides a strategic framework to guide DOC in managing the recovery of the New Zealand sea lion to non-threatened status.
This policy statement released in October 2011 outlines the NZ Labour Party’s commitment to the Kermadecs Marine Reserve.
Report outlining the recommendations for MPA’s on the West Coast 2011
The New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement is a policy under the Resource Management Act. The purpose of the NZCPS is to state policies in order to achieve the purpose of the Act in relation to the coastal environment of New Zealand.
Sven E. Kerwath1,2, Henning Winker2, Albrecht Go¨tz3 & Colin G. Attwood2
Potential fishery benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are widely acknowledged, yet seldom demonstrated, as fishery data series that straddle MPA establishment are seldom available. Here we postulate, based on a 15-year time series of nation-wide, spatially referenced catch and effort data, that the establishment of the Goukamma MPA (18 km alongshore; 40 km2) benefited the adjacent fishery for roman (Chrysoblephus laticeps), a South
African endemic seabream. Roman-directed catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) in the vicinity of the new MPA immediately increased, contradicting trends across this species’ distribution. The increase continued after 5 years, the time lag expected for larval export, effectively doubling the pre-MPA CPUE after 10 years. We find no indication that establishing the MPA caused a systematic drop in total catch or increased travel distances for the fleet. Our results provide
rare empirical evidence of rapidly increasing catch rates after MPA implementation without measurable disadvantages for fishers.
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