Undaria Eradication at Beach Harbour, Breaksea Sound
Members of a joint-agency response team have been disappointed to discover mature Undaria pinnatifida (Undaria) plants at a new site in Fiordland. The Beach Harbour infestation is about 2km east of the Sunday Cove site. All plants were attached to a mooring line, and six of them were reproductively mature, meaning they could have been releasing spores and spreading the plant in the area.
The Fiordland Marine Pathway Plan
The Fiordland Marine Regional Pathway Management Plan was formally adopted on 5 April 2017. It is the first of its kind in New Zealand and aims to protect one of New Zealand’s most unique and nationally significant areas from marine pests being carried in on local and visiting vessels.
FMG Annual Report
The Fiordland Marine Guardians have recently published their 2016 Annual Report documenting where effort has been placed in the year to 1 July 2016 and what some of the challenges are looking forward. The report can be downloaded here. Hard copies can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.