11 September 2003
Department of Conservation
PO Box 1146
Volkner Rocks (Te Pae Pae Aotea) marine reserve application
Would you please advise the status of the application for a marine reserve at Volkner Rocks. It has been several months since the end of the submission period and we have had no indication of progress of the application. option4 would appreciate any information you can provide regarding this application.
A summary of further public consultation would be appreciated. option4 have a strong interest in marine protection and protecting the rights of the public to fish for food. option4 work alongside NZ Recreational Fishing Council (NZRFC) and the NZ Big Game Fishing Council (NZBGFC) in protecting those rights. As the representatives of the fishing public we would appreciate being kept informed on the progress of this application and are available to discuss any marine protection measures for the Bay of Plenty area.
Thank you for your time
PO Box 37951
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