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Marine reserve boosts snapper numbers outside its borders – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 18th, 2017.

Whether or not marine reserves help the unprotected sea creatures beyond their borders has been hotly contested, but new research from the University of Auckland suggests that protected marine areas can serve as local fish nurseries. The study, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, examined the genetics of adult snapper near Goat […]

3 News: World’s largest tidal power scheme planned for Kaipara

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2011.

Adam Ray reports for 3 News  about the approval of plans for a giant tidal powerplant  on the seabed of north Auckland’s Kaipara Harbour. The plan would see up to 200 turbines, each 24 metres high, providing power for some 250,000 homes.  However, there are concerns the powerplant could detrimentally affect marine life in the […]

Dargaville News: Energy plans jeopardise snapper population

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2010.

Rose Stirling of the Dargaville News reports that Crest Energy’s plan to build a tidal power station in the Kaipara Harbour puts at risk much of New Zealand’s snapper population, according to Maori Party MP Hone Harawira. Most of New Zealand’s snapper nursery comes from the Harbour, meaning that should plans go ahead, the fish […]

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