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Hawere a Maki 🩵💙💚

Exciting progress at Iris Shoal with the removal of exotic Caulerpa! 👏 Unfortunately, exotic Caulerpa has recently been detected at Rakino (Woody Bay) and the Mokohinau Islands. The Ministry for Primary Industries is coordinating with partners and those most closely associated with the affected areas to formulate an effective response. Stay informed by subscribing to MPI’s newsletter for the latest updates.

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Exciting progress at Iris Shoal with the removal of exotic Caulerpa! 👏 Unfortunately, exotic Caulerpa has recently been detected at Rakino (Woody Bay) and the Mokohinau Islands. The Ministry for Primary Industries  is coordinating with partners and those most closely associated with the affected areas to formulate an effective response. Stay informed by subscribing to MPI’s newsletter for the latest updates.

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Sadly not surprised it’s still spreading … Onetangi Bay . Seeing quite a few boats anchored up in Onetangi Bay , when ever we go for a walk along Onetangi beach. You might need to find a better to get the message you to more of the boaties ! It feels like there are less boats in the bay , but it’s possible the ones ignoring requests or not knowing about them might be the ones that are higher risk of spreading for that very reason Ie ignorance or they don’t care …

It's just Mother Nature

When the Chokyu Maru was refloated after crashing into the Noises islands, it revealed another crisis underneath the water. Matt Rayner from Auckland Museum looks at what was - and was not - found at the site. ❌⛴️⚓️

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When the Chokyu Maru was refloated after crashing into the Noises islands, it revealed another crisis underneath the water. Matt Rayner from Auckland Museum looks at what was - and was not - found at the site. ❌⛴️⚓️

https://gulfjournal.org.nz/2024/04/diver-finds-ecological-disaster-at-site-of-chokyu-maru-grounding/

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Aucklanders who care need to start lobbying the hell out of their MP's. Bail them up in the street and tell them everything they never wanted to know about kina barrens. 😁

I've been lobbying and campaigning on this ever since the spatial plan was released, including standing all day at the Hutchwilco boat show collecting nearly 1000 signatures in support of more marine protected areas. Nearly everyone we approached was keen to sign. You'd think that, with such strong public support, getting protection would be easy. So I guess the fishing industry lobbyists are who's really in control.

Removed snapper .. human delivered issues.

Kina removals can help kelp recover: look how much kelp returned in just 21 months at this test site near Te Hauturu ō Toi - Little Barrier Island where kina were removed. But it's not a solution on its own. The ecosystem in the Hauraki Gulf is seriously out of balance. Restoring that balance, and seeing the return of large snapper and crayfish, is key to unlocking the longer-term solution to kina barrens. Check out this awesome new work by Dr Kelsey Miller and Dr Nick Shears of University of Auckland - Waipapa Taumata Rau in partnership with We are Ngāti Manuhiri 🤩 link below

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Kina removals can help kelp recover: look how much kelp returned in just 21 months at this test site near Te Hauturu ō Toi - Little Barrier Island where kina were removed. But its not a solution on its own. The ecosystem in the Hauraki Gulf is seriously out of balance. Restoring that balance, and seeing the return of large snapper and crayfish, is key to unlocking the longer-term solution to kina barrens. Check out this awesome new work by Dr Kelsey Miller and Dr Nick Shears of University of Auckland - Waipapa Taumata Rau in partnership with We are Ngāti Manuhiri 🤩 link below 

https://gulfjournal.org.nz/2024/04/removing-kina-from-barrens-helps-kelp-recover-but-is-not-a-solution-on-its-own/

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Excellent. Another idea... Is there any way to replenish the crayfish/Koura stocks to keep the kina numbers down? Though I suppose you'd then need to enforce it as a reserve (which it all should be given the state of it!).

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The Forum's former Executive Officer has a new podcast covering stories from and about Aotea Great Barrier Island. Listen at the link below! 🐳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant

Amazing line up of people, great interviews

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