Photogrammetry reveals Ōkahu Bay kūtai beds in stunning detail
You could be forgiven for thinking that the kūtai / green-lipped mussels have been hard at work clearing the murky waters of Ōkahu Bay. Unfortunately, we would need square kilometers of kūtai beds to get the water this clear! These images were stitched together from lots of smaller, close-up photos to form a composite image… Read more »
23 May 2022
‘Near closure’ of the Hauraki Gulf tipa / scallop fishery a mystery and disappointment
The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries rejects staff recommendations and keeps two areas open for tipa/scallop dredging.
3 April 2022
2022 summit wānanga
The Revive Our Gulf project held it’s summit wānanga, inspite of the challenges of ‘peak Omicron’. Thanks to RAT testing we were able to bring together, in person, attendees from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Pāoa / Waiheke Marine Project, Hauraki Gulf Forum, The Noises Trust, Kelly Tarlton’s Marine Wildlife Trust,… Read more »
31 March 2022
Ōkahu Bay three month monitoring results
It’s been 3-months since we deployed 60 tonnes of kūtai into Ōkahu Bay. Here’s the results of the 3-month monitoring that we recently carried out.
8 March 2022
Giving tipa / scallops the best chance to recover
Here’s our submission to Fisheries NZ on recommended options for the SCA1 (Northland) and SCA CS (Hauraki Gulf & Coromandel). We request nothing short of a full closure. The table below from Fisheries NZ shows the extent of the collapse of the scallop fishery under the current ‘management’ approach.
10 January 2022
60 tonnes of kūtai for Ōkahu Bay
Today we finish the job of depositing 60 tonnes of mussels / kūtai into Ōkahu Bay. Over the past two weeks our friends at NIML/Sanford have made three trips across from the Eastern Firth of Thames, bringing 20 tonnes of kūtai on each trip.
30 November 2021
Dawn karakia marks start of shell deposition at Ōkahu Bay
A small group assembled this morning, before dawn at Marsden Wharf, Ports of Auckland. Under COVID-19 level 3 restrictions face masks complemented high vis vests and work boots. Two large Heron Construction tug boats and two 65 tonne barges full of shell sat in the water below. Kaimahi / workers and representatives from Heron, Ports… Read more »
11 October 2021
Government’s ‘Revitalising the Gulf’ plan a great starting point that will aid regeneration
In a much anticipated response to the Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan (2017), the Government took its first steps in tackling the long-signalled declining health of the Hauraki Gulf.
22 June 2021
Ngāti Hei scallop rāhui: Our letter of support to MPI
The Mussel Reef Restoration Trust (MRRT) / Revive Our Gulf project support Ngāti Hei’s rāhui on tipa / scallop take on the Eastern side of the Coromandel peninsula. We tautoko / support their leadership, and congratulate the wider community on their backing and support of this rāhui.
10 May 2021
Revive Our Gulf supports a ban on scallop dredging in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
Today the Hauraki Gulf Forum has confirmed its policy to remove all industrial bottom trawling and scallop dredging harvest techniques from the entire Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. This has come after a series of presentations around consequences and community actions of banning recreational dredging by LegaSea, Ngāti Hei, Ngāti Pāoa and Revive Our Gulf. Years… Read more »
23 March 2021