Story: Marine conservation

Marine reserves (1st of 3)

Marine reserves

This school of tarakihi was photographed off Kapiti Island.The sea between the mainland and the island is a marine reserve, as is a smaller area off Kapiti’s north-western shore. When a reserve was first proposed in the early 1990s, many recreational anglers were opposed to the idea. But by 2005 anglers in areas adjacent to the reserve and divers were benefitting from the 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 13 November 2019)

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