Story: Marine conservation

Marine reserves (1st of 3)

Marine reserves

This school of tarakihi was photographed off Kāpiti Island.The sea between the mainland and the island is a marine reserve, as is a smaller area off Kāpiti’s north-western shore. When a reserve was first proposed in the early 1990s, many recreational anglers were against the idea. But by 2005 anglers in areas adjacent to the reserve, and divers, were benefiting from the increased stocks of fish.

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Department of Conservation
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Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, 'Marine conservation - Protected areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015