Boulton loses long battle with cancer

Danny Boulton at home in Nelson with his wife, Lyn.
Danny Boulton at home in Nelson with his wife, Lyn.

French Pass marine conservationist Danny Boulton has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.

Boulton, who headed Sustain Our Sounds in its fight against New Zealand King Salmon's expansion plans in Marlborough Sounds, had returned to his home town, Nelson, after becoming too unwell to stay at French Pass, where he had moved with his wife, Lyn, in 1992.

Through their business, French Pass Sea Safaris and Beachfront Villas, they hosted thousands of people on and off the water, while Boulton campaigned for marine reserves and against the unfettered growth of marine farming. An ardent diver and photographer and a passionate advocate for the natural world, he took thousands of photos and made a series of conservation videos featuring his underwater photography.

His funeral will be at St Mary's Catholic Church, Manuka St, Nelson, on Saturday at 11am.

Donations will be accepted for the planned Pelorus Jack monument at French Pass, one of his causes.

The Nelson Mail