The Mussel Reef Restoration Trust formed at the Hauraki Gulf Forum's 2012 Charting the Enhancement Pathway seminar.
About 25 people are involved in the initial group including scientists, planners, business people, fishing advocates, council staff, educators, environmental and community advocates.
The group has been constituted as a charitable trust. The trustees are John Laurence (Director), David Kingston (Chartered Accountant) and Michael Wood (Solicitor).
Currently the group is chaired by John Laurence, who has led the successful Motuihe Trust for many years, with members taking leadership responsibility for science and technical advice, logistics, planning and regulatory issues, communications, and relationships with iwi and industry partners.
Restoring green-lipped mussel reefs has never been attempted or achieved before. Explore this PDF poster which shows the ecological benifits of the mussel reefs.