Story: Marine conservation

Seals, Piopiotahi Marine Reserve (3rd of 3)

Seals, Piopiotahi Marine Reserve

Fur seals have been totally protected for decades, and their numbers have increased as a result. They and all marine mammal species still enjoy protection if they swim out of marine reserves. But for almost all fish species, swimming out of a marine reserve can mean the difference between being protected and being caught. These seals are in a marine reserve in Fiordland.

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Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, 'Marine conservation - Protected areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

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