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Written by Saskia Konynenburg, The Northern Advocate   
Thursday, 30 August 2007

The extent of a proposed 1800-square-kilometre marine reserve for Northland's east coast.

Commercial and recreational fishing may be restricted in a 1800-square-kilometre area of Northland coastline if a proposed marine park, supported by the Department of Conservation, goes ahead.

The suggestion would create a protected triangle from Cape Brett to Whangarei Heads and around the Poor Knight Islands where commercial fishing would be prohibited and recreational fishing controlled. The plan would be for recreational fishing to stay as it is in 85-90 percent of the area.

Conservationist and owner of Dive! Tutukaka Jereon Jongejans is pushing for the idea as he wants Northland to consider "smarter ways to enjoy the marine environment in a sustainable way".

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