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There have been hundreds of studies and reports produced about our marine environment. Here we will attempt to give you access to as many as we possibly can. You are welcome to read and quote these for educational purposes. There’s also some interesting work on our marine biodiversity, and the benefits of marine reserves.

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This file has a .pdf extensionwhy do we need no take marine reserves
Author(s): Roger Grace

In New Zealand, when we talk of no-take zones in the sea we really mean
marine reserves, set up under the Marine Reserves Act 1971. Although there
are a few other ways of achieving full protection, the Marine Reserves Act is
the specific piece of legislation designed for this purpose. It does have some
short-comings, however, and to correct some of these a new Marine Reserves
Bill has been prepared, but has been languishing in the storage cupboards of
Parliament with no action for more than ten years.

Added to archive on 05/21/2015 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Fisheries Management NZ | Fisheries Management International | Freshwater Management in New Zealand | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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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 |
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This file has a .pdf extensionMPA news 138
Author(s): MPA News

MPA NEWS, Vol. 15, No. 6 (July-August 2014)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Innovative ideas in enforcement: What the future of MPA surveillance could look (and even sound) like
Building successful endowments to support MPAs: Malpelo and the Mesoamerican Reef
World Heritage Committee delays decision on Great Barrier Reef “danger list”
status to 2015
US President Obama proposes 2 million-km2 no-take area in Pacific
NGO aims to build “voice” for high seas, including support for MPAs and a UN Sustainable Development Goal
Notes & news: Scotland - US MPA nominations - High seas - Caribbean - Integrating people and MPAs - Status of US MPA coverage - MPA Campaign Tracker
- Poverty alleviation

Added to archive on 09/04/2014 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA News |
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This file has a .pdf extensionMPA news 137
Author(s): MPA News

Vol. 15, No. 5
May / June 2014
Table of Contents
Building sustainable financing for MPAs by diversifying funding streams
Achieving conservation objectives and social equity goals: An interview with Peter Jones on MPA governance
Integrating climate change into marine conservation planning
MPAs that lack adequate management plans get assistance from regional program

Added to archive on 09/04/2014 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA News |
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This file has a .pdf extensionMPA news 136
Author(s): MPA News

Vol. 15, No. 5
March / April
2014
Table of Contents
Global study finds conservation success
increases dramatically when MPAs have five key features
The emerging concept of marine biodiversity offsets and their potential uses with MPAs
More outcomes and insights from IMPAC3
Regional recognition system for well-managed
MPAs is already underway in Coral
Triangle region
Perspective: .Designating Marine Conservation Zones in England – a phased approach
Notes & news

Added to archive on 09/04/2014 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |
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This file has a .pdf extensionMPAnews135
Author(s): MPA News

Vol. 15, No. 3
November / December 2013
Table of Contents
Australian Government scraps management plans for new national
system of marine reserves
Notes & news
The coming age of MPA certification? Two
programs — Green List and GLORES — take
shape at IMPAC3
A proposed no-take MPA where 100% of the
citizens support it? Meet the Pitcairn Islands
More developments from IMPAC3
Building credible, effective MPA enforcement
in the Caribbean: An interview with Jayson Horadam
More notes & news

Added to archive on 09/04/2014 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks International | MPA Process | MPA Systems and Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA News |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |

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