Category Archives: Foreshore and Seabed

Submission on Mitigation of Sedimentation in the Sounds

The Guardians is sending a submission to the Council Plan relating to the issue of sedimentation from forestry activities and the damage that this causes to the life of the Sounds.

The submission itself can be read here:

Mitigating Fine Sediments from Forestry Submission
Mitigating Fine Sediments from Forestry Submission
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Please support this by adding your support to the document. You can do this by sending your name, address and email to the Guardians of the Sounds using our contact form.

The Councils own weighty document on the subject can be downloaded here:

Mitigating Fine Sediment from Forestry in Coastal Waters of the Marlborough Sounds
Mitigating Fine Sediment from Forestry in Coastal Waters of the Marlborough Sounds
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Marlborough Sounds Environmental Coalition Formed

Pete and the Guardians of the Sounds realised that King Salmon’s application to extend their business, was too great an issue for them to handle on their own.

A meeting of local Environmental Groups was called in December 2011.
There now exists an incorporated society, “Sustain Our Sounds” (S.O.S) whose purpose is to protect and nurture the Sounds Area land and sea for future generations.

The Guardians are an associated member of S.O.S, and will be putting in submissions against any proposed use of the Sounds, detrimental to their sustained viability. It is time the politicians respected the science!

Learn more on the Sustain Our Sounds website at www.sustainoursounds.org.nz

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Land Based Salmon Farm

Retired scientist Larry Albright raises sockeye salmon in above-ground fresh water tanks which prevents waste from entering open water systems.

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Dive beneath an old Salmon Farm

Take a dive with filmmaker Twyla Roscovich at an old salmon farm in the Broughton Archipelago in British Columbia.

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Foreshore and Seabed Submission

Dear Minister

My wife Takutai and I attended your road show in Blenheim. I raised an issue; you said I would be contacted so there would be further discussion.
Your secretary took our contact details but as yet contact has not been made!

Ownership of the seabed is an issue about perception. In 1850 Maori owned and controlled the vast majority of NZ, the pakeha population was roughly 2,000 people Maori population over 500,000.

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