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October 2018
This study investigated whether baited underwater video (BUV) is a suitable method for monitoring fish assemblages in Banks Peninsula. Published 2018.

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Biological monitoring of marine protected areas at Banks Peninsula using baited underwater video (BUV) (PDF, 9,321K)

Summary

Biological monitoring of marine protected areas (MPAs) is important to assess their effects and to determine whether they are meeting their objectives. However, traditional monitoring has proven difficult at Banks Peninsula.

In this study, we investigated whether baited underwater video (BUV) is a suitable method for monitoring fish assemblages here. BUV deployments (n = 134) were made in Pōhatu and Akaroa Marine Reserves marine reserves and in three control areas over seven consecutive days in February and March 2017.

Video

Marine Ranger Tom MacTavish takes us through the marine reserve monitoring project at Banks Peninsula using baited underwater video.

Publication information

ISSN 1177–9306 (web PDF)
ISBN 978–1–98–851471–0 (web PDF)

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