The Guardians took the opportunity to introduce members of the public to the new marine reserve markers at the recent boat show held in Southland. Te Poupou O Rua O Te Moko created quite a stir with people stopping at the Guardians stand to enquire about them.
The Pou pou were commissioned from funds from the Ngai Tahu Fund and The Department of Conservation, and many are already in position marking the boundaries of the marine reserves in Fiordland - except for the reserves in Milford and Doubtful Sounds which will be installed next year.
The Guardians enjoyed the chance to talk with fellow users of the Fiordland Marine Area and listen to suggestions and comments about the management of the area. They were also delighted to introduce themselves to people who visit Fiordland but were unaware of the Fiordland Marine Guardians and their vision ‘to maintain or improve the quality of Fiordland’s marine environment and fisheries, including the wider fishery experience for future generations to use and enjoy’.
A big welcome to the people who signed up to go on our mailing list while at the boat show. We hope you find our newsletters informative and enjoyable.
Alison O’Sullivan, FMG Secretary