Application for a marine reserve

The formal legal application document

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Prepared for the Director General of the Department of Conservation, December 2004, supported in principle by tangata whenua.

 Kia ora tonu te mauri o te moana mo ake tonu

To maintain and enhance the vitality of the sea for the future

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION    1
1.1 THE EXISTING MARINE PROTECTED AREA.     1
1.2 THE APPLICANT   3
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF APPLICATION   3
1.4 THE NAME       3
1.5 LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED RESERVE      3
2 BACKGROUND TO THE APPLICATION     6
2.1 THE PURPOSE OF MARINE RESERVES AND THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION . 6
2.2 THE PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHING A MARINE RESERVE     6
2.3 THE ORIGIN OF THIS PROPOSAL AND THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS          6
2.4 PUBLIC CONSULTATION  . 8
3 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED RESERVE    10
3.1 COASTAL GEOLOGY    10
3.2 CLIMATE      11
3.3 PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY   11
3.4 SEAWATER PROPERTIES         12
3.5 INTERTIDAL AND SUBTIDAL HABITAT OF THE PROPOSED RESERVE       13
3.6 BIODIVERSITY     19
3.7 OTHER MARINE LIFE   23
4 CULTURAL, AMENITY AND COMMERCIAL VALUES          24
4.1 CULTURAL VALUES  4
4.2 AMENITY VALUES    24
4.3 COMMERCIAL VALUES   27
5 JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PROPOSED RESERVE     28
5.1 MEETS THE PURPOSE OF MARINE RESERVES ACT 1971  28
5.2 BOUNDARY SELECTION         28
5.3 DISTINCTIVE QUALITY OF THE AREA        29
5.4 AN AREA TYPICAL OF THE TARANAKI COAST        29
5.5 ECOLOGICAL JUSTIFICATION         30
5.6 FULL RESERVE STATUS COMPARED TO PARTIAL PROTECTION         30
5.7 BENCHMARK FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDY          31
5.8 RESULTS OF CONSULTATION         32
6 IMPLICATIONS FOR EXISTING AND FUTURE USERS        35
6.1 ADJOINING LANDOWNERS          35
6.2 COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS   36
6.3 RECREATIONAL FISHING         38
6.4 CUSTOMARY FISHING  39
6.5 OTHER RECREATIONAL USERS        39
6.6 PUBLIC ACCESS  40
6.7 SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL USERS      40
7 PROPOSED MANAGEMENT   41
7.1 LEVEL OF PROTECTION        41
7.2 PUBLIC ACCESS, NAVIGATION AND ANCHORING    41
7.3 COMPLIANCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT        41
7.4 MONITORING AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH    41
7.5 EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION        42
7.6 ADMINISTRATION   42
8 SUMMARY    43
9 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  44
10 REFERENCES       45



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