29 Jul 2016

Marlborough leads on seabed protection

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 29 July 2016

The Marlborough District Council has become the first in the country to include protections for important seabed habitat in its annual plan. Last year a report by marine biologist Rob Davidson found that 13 hundred hectares of biologically significant seabed in the Marlborough Sounds had been destroyed in the four previous years, more than 71 percent of the area originally surveyed.