Southland man Stewart Bull has been reappointed as the Te Runanga o Ngai Tahi-nominated Fiordland Marine Guardian.
Mr Bull has been a guardian since 1995.
Environment Minister Amy Adams said Mr Bull had a "wealth of knowledge of customary fishing management and resource issues".
The group of eight Fiordland Marine Guardians are appointed by the minister under the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Management Act 2005.
The role of the guardians is to educate and involve the community as well as assist agencies with identifying priorities for biological monitoring and other management actions.
The Fiordland Marine Guardians are: Malcolm Lawson (chairman), Stewart Bull, Jonathan Clow, Jerry Excell, Ken Grange, Rebecca McLeod, Anne McDermott, Mark Peychers.
- The Southland Times
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