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Radio NZ Marine Conservation Broadcast

More than two decades after marine biologist Bill Ballantine first started promoting the idea that 10 percent of New Zealand’s waters should be set aside as no-take marine areas, the country’s 30-plus marine reserves account for just 0.3 percent of our marine environment. In Ideas, we ask whether we’re doing enough to protect our marine diversity. We hear from Bill Ballantine on why he’s frustrated by the speed of progress. Victor Anderlini - a Californian by birth and Wellingtonian by choice - who has dedicated the last decade or so to educating people about the importance of looking after Wellington’s South Coast and by extension all of New Zealand’s marine environment. And pioneer undersea explorer and photographer Wade Doak on his idea for a network of marine parks - where any fish caught can only be sold locally. Follow this link to listen Sponsors