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News and Events

Biggest Fishing Whopper?

October 20, 2018

WWF call claims that 30% of NZ’s fishing zone is protected is a “whopper”. Benthic Protection Areas would not be fished anyway!

Bold Move by UN for High Seas Marine Life Protection

October 20, 2018

But will fishing industries’ overfish in the meantime?

Shellfish Poaching Ruins Marine Ecosystems

June 7, 2018

Strong statement from DOC DG, Lou Sanson.

Nine million tons of plastic reach the oceans each year!

June 7, 2018

We must address this ‘scourge of the seas’. it is as urgent as climate change. National Geographics June 2018.

Paua Poachers Nabbed at Taputeranga

March 26, 2018

Good work DOC and neighbours!

Poaching Measures at Kapiti Marine Reserve

February 28, 2018

Interview on Radio NZ National this morning. Measures to improve compliance include camera surveillance.

Forests of the Sea Campaign – Wellington Underwater

February 22, 2018

Save our seaweeds – campaign brochure.

Unusual Gathering of Short Tail Rays at PKI

January 21, 2018

Stuff story

The Relentless Rise of Carbon Dioxide

November 5, 2017

Have we entered a new, Anthropocene Age?

Auckland Uni Leigh Laboratory research establishes value of marine reserves to fishing industry!

October 18, 2017

Original and empirical research has shown how many juvenile snapper originate from within the marine reserve at Leigh. Story and full paper.