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Proposals for reserve gains widespread support - Northern Advocate 25th October 2014
More than 1300 submissions have been received for a proposal for marine reserves in the Bay of Islands...

Peter Jackson Northland Age Editorial 6th May
FISH FOREVER'S proposal to establish two no-take marine reserves in the Bay of Islands is hardly a kneejerk reaction, however pressing the crisis might be...

Marine reserves - have they got it right?
Northland Age 6th May
Five years' work went into the proposal to establish two marine reserves in the Bay of Islands, publicly unveiled at Waitangi last week, and now Fish Forever, Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc., wants the community to decide if it has got it right...

Proposal for marine reserve avoids Bay's fishing hot spots
Peter De Graaf Northern Advocate 6th May
The two areas singled out for protection in a proposed Bay of Islands marine reserve were chosen after canvassing both scientific and popular opinion, the community group behind the proposal says...

Reserve to breathe life into sea
Peter De Graaf Northern Advocate 6th May
Forest and Bird is welcoming a proposed Bay of Islands marine reserve, saying protection for one of the country's most popular marine areas is long overdue...

No-take marine reserves are proposed
Peter De Graaf Northern Advocate 5th May 
A proposed marine reserve covering 6 per cent of the water in the Bay of Islands has been welcomed by conservation groups but is firmly opposed by some recreational fishers and charter boat operators...

Bay of Islands marine reserves long overdue
www.scoop.co.nz 2nd May
Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is welcoming a proposal from a local community group for two marine reserves to be created in the Bay of Islands...

Bay of Islands Marine Reserves Proposed
Keri Molloy - Stuff 2nd May
Two areas in the Bay of Islands are identified as no-take marine reserves in a proposal to restore fish stocks, protect biodiversity and create jobs through eco-tourism...

Two marine reserves proposed for Bay of Islands
Vince Kerr interviewed on Morning Report, National Radio - 2nd May...

Marine reserves proposed for Bay of Islands
Voxy.co.nz 2nd May 2014
Bay of Islands community group Fish Forever has published a community consultation document that proposes the protection of 10% of the enclosed waters of the Bay of Islands with no-take marine reserves...

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