Public submissions are now being requested for Volkner Rocks Marine Reserve Application. The proposed reserve encompasses a 1,444 hectare area of sea and foreshore located at and around Volkner Rocks. The establishment of a marine reserve at Volkner Rocks would mean that all forms of fishing will be prohibited within the boundaries. The public has right of access to marine reserves and there are a number of recognised dive sites in the proposed area.
Copies of the application can be obtained from public libraries, council offices, DoC offices in the Bay of Plenty and can also be down loaded from the web at www.doc.govt.nz. Submissions must be received no later than 14 January 2003.