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Foveaux Strait

Foveaux Strait Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

2004 & 2005

NIWA were interested in studying ecosystem management in the Foveaux Strait oyster fishery area. Two workshops were held in August 2004 to discuss the development of a research proposal with local stakeholders.

NIWA will be using the Foveaux Strait as a case study to provide information on the processes and critical relationships between the impacts of dredging and fisheries production (oysters and blue cod) and the regeneration of benthic habitat, and to develop strategies to mitigate and remedy these effects.

option4 were excited by this approach to marine protection in conjunction with fisheries management, by NIWA. This proposal recognised the relationship between shellfish, fish populations, habitat and associated species.

The following is a record of the process to date. We will update this section as more information becomes available.

If you have any information relating to this proposal please email us at foveaux@option4.co.nz



Continuing research by NIWA into Foveaux Strait's ecosystem offers the potential for a more coordinated marine protection strategy.

Complete text in a PDF document Caution: Big File (1.6 MB).............here »

Jun 05

NIWA have been working hard to implement their research programmes and give us an update of what's been happening.

Complete text in a PDF document (450Kb)................here »

Apr 05

option4 send a letter to NIWA supporting their initiative proposing research in the Foveaux Strait area.

Sept 04

A summary of the workshops held to discuss the NIWA proposal.

Complete text in a PDF document (170Kb)................here »

Sept 04

NIWA presentation given to the attendees of the August workshops.

Complete text in a PDF document Caution: Big File (2.6 MB).............here »

Aug 04

NIWA advice of the Foveaux Strait ecosystem management workshops to be held on August 27 & 28th, 2004.
Complete text in a PDF document (480Kb)................here »

Aug 04


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