Revive Our Gulf works in partnership with iwi / hapū and communities to restore the mussel beds of the Hauraki Gulf. We bring together expertise in marine science and mātauranga, consenting and biosecurity. We combine resources and funding to get mussel reef restoration projects supported and underway. The professionals and volunteers behind Revive Our Gulf have deployed more than 150 tonnes of mussels to date across a number of project sites in the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana / Te Moananui-ā-Toi.
You’ll find educational resources about mussel reef restoration on this website. We are also happy to present the Revive Our Gulf project to school groups and businesses. It’s all part of raising awareness of this kaupapa.
There is plenty of political will to see the mussel reefs of the Hauraki Gulf restored. In fact, nobody we’ve spoken to thinks it’s a bad idea. We advocate for a more enabling environment for mussel reef restoration, reducing red tape and compliance costs. This includes more workable biosecurity protocols and consent conditions. We also work to support benthic protection, so the mussel reefs we put down become sustainable.