Community management of Fiordland's Marine Environment

The Guardians' Vision

That the quality of Fiordland's Marine Environment and Fisheries, including the wider fishery experience, be maintained or improved for future generations to use and enjoy.

Welcome to the Fiordland Marine Guardians

Beneath Fiordland's reflections lies a unique marine environment. This environment offers remarkable opportunities for diving, fishing and exploring.

Story of the Guardians

In 1995 a group of concerned local Fiordland users and community representatives formed the Guardians of Fiordland’s Fisheries Inc, which later became the Guardians of Fiordland’s Fisheries and Marine environment Inc (the Guardians). The Guardians included commercial and recreational fishers, charter boat and tourism operators, environmentalists, marine scientists, community representatives and tangata whenua (Ngai Tahu).