Scientists at Otago University welcome plans to establish the regionâs first marine reserve.
The Department of Conservation plans to set up the reserve at Nugget Point, about 50km south of Dunedin.
The Universityâs Associate Professor of Marine Biology, Mike Barker, says they replenish species both
inside and outside the reserve area which benefits conservationists, recreational users and commercial
fishers alike. He says the reserve will also be useful for students researching marine habitats at the
University of Otago.