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Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, blue cod, cod potting, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, fish, Islands, Jobs at DOC, Long Island Marine Reserve, Marine, Marine Biology, Marine Reserves, Marine science, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions  /  Comments Off on Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Potting for cod in a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve A while back we talked to Tom, a ranger in Akaroa who was working with MPI and NIWA to survey the marine reserves on Banks Peninsula. The survey looked at blue cod numbers in the two […]

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Sea lion pups falling into holes

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Campbell Island, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC jobs, Environment, Islands, Marine, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science, Sea Lion Threat Management Plan, sea lions  /  Comments Off on Sea lion pups falling into holes

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Sea lion pups falling into holes Laura Boren, one of our Science Advisors in the Marine Species and Threats team, tells us about the strange way sea lion pups are dying on Campbell Island, and the team that’s trying to solve the problem. It was a […]

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Monitoring dolphins in Dusky Sound

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC Rangers, Dolphin monitoring, Dolphins, Dusky Sound, Environment, Fiordland, Marine, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monitoring dolphins in Dusky Sound

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Monitoring dolphins in Dusky Sound By Sarah Afriyie-Agyemang, DOC. There are some places in life that you need to see, feel, touch, and smell to truly grasp their beauty, wonder and awe. Dusky Sound is one of those places for me. Dusky Sound at its best. […]

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Project Jonah share knowledge with Aotea/Great Barrier Island locals

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, conservation education, Conservation Week, Department of Conservation, Environment, Marine, marine mammals, New Zealand Government, Project Jonah, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Project Jonah share knowledge with Aotea/Great Barrier Island locals

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Project Jonah share knowledge with Aotea/Great Barrier Island locals By Daren Grover, General Manager, Project Jonah New Zealand. With the theme of this year’s Conservation Week being ‘Love My Backyard’, the team at Project Jonah thought long and hard about how they might promote their […]

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No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, bycatch, Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, fishing industry, Green Party, Marine, marine conservation, Opposition News, Politics, rapoka, sealion, trawling  /  Comments Off on No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: No more endangered sea lions should drown in fishing nets A New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka has drowned in a squid fishing trawl net just seven weeks after the start of the squid fishing season. This shows the need for much stronger measures to protect endangered […]

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Dumb ideas that wreck the planet: Microbeads

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Denise, Green Party, Marine, microbeads, Oceans, Opposition News, plastic, Politics, Roche, Waste  /  Comments Off on Dumb ideas that wreck the planet: Microbeads

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Dumb ideas that wreck the planet: Microbeads I don’t know who thought of it first but some years ago some petro-chemical chemist somewhere decided putting plastic into the products we buy to clean our bodies would give us extra oomph.  And so producers added ‘microbeads’ […]

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