Island Culture and traditional activities (including rock fishing and spearfishing from shore)

The MMP recognises that activities such as rock fishing, spearfishing from shore, day trips by the sea, general recreational enjoyment of the ocean are important cultural uses of the marine environment. These activities are vital for people’s wellbeing and add food to the table. The MMP will not impact any of these key activities, i.e. nothing will change. See Part 1, section 5 for Threats and Part 1, section 6 for Governance (legislation and policies). Part 2, objective 3.1 summarises the actions that will be taken to ensure inclusion of Island culture and traditional activities in management for the next 5 years.

Image Credit – Ed Thorpe