7 Mar 2013

Protected marine area wanted on captial waterfront

11:33 am on 7 March 2013

A designated marine protection area is wanted on the Wellington waterfront, similar to the city's green belt.

A group of interested organisations had its first meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the possibility.

A blue belt would prohibit any fishing activities within a portion of the waterfront.

Dive Guys owner operator Steve Journee said there are plenty of other places people can do their fishing and he hopes the fishing community will see the benefits of having a blue belt.