MARINE ENVIRONMENT - Be proud of our marine environment
What do we want to fix?
We want a healthier coastal marine environment and to restore the abundance of local fisheries.
What do we want to do?
As a region and council we actually know too little about our marine environment so we want to kick start a programme of marine research. We will need the support of recreational, customary and commercial fishers to find out more and how we can better manage our marine environment.
Goals to reduce the amount of sediment and contaminants in our estuaries and low land streams will also help improve breeding habitats and HBRC has developed fish passage ramps so ocean-going fish and eels can migrate naturally in and out of streams and wetlands.