The first Marlborough Marine Futures Forum for 2016 focused on proposals by Government to make a new Marine Protected Areas Act and to create a Recreational Fishing Park in the Marlborough Sounds.
Participants shared views on these proposals and the results were used to inform submissions by the Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust and others.
There was broad endorsement for the Trust to form a Stakeholder Working Group for the Marlborough marine environment and the Trustees are now discussing the timing and process for this to happen.
Submissions on Government proposals for a New Marine Protected Areas Act.
Bay of Many Coves Residents & Ratepayers Association Submission (PDF 281K)
Guardians of the Sounds Submission (PDF 112K)
Kaikoura District Council Submission (PDF 307K)
Marine Farming Association Inc Submission (PDF 757K)
Marlborough District Council Submission (PDF 555K)
Marlborough Environment Centre Inc Submission (PDF 274K)
Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust Submission (PDF 595K)
Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board Submission (PDF 135K)
Peter Beech Submission (PDF 79K)
Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura Submission (PDF 379K)
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