READER REPORT:

My precious environment ... Akaroa reef needs protection

KATHLEEN REID
Last updated 05:00 10/01/2013
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OVER-FISHED: The Dan Rogers Reef, in Akaroa Harbour.

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The southeastern corner of Akaroa Harbour has stunning underwater scenery of enormous boulders, which are part of the Dan Rogers reef.

The spectacular 275m Dan Rogers bluff dominates the seascape. There are three adjacent land reserves of high botanical value.

This area is subject to a marine reserve application and is awaiting approval from the Minister of Conservation.

Akaroa Harbour has been overfished for many years and a marine reserve, or no-take area in the Dan Rogers area, constituting 12 per cent of Akaroa Harbour, would help restore the environment and protect the precious biodiversity.

The Akaroa community valued the area to such an extent that they were prepared to apply for formal, permanent, no-take protection.


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