Help our Reef building project as we restore life to our virtually deserted seabeds
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We're building reefs, and we need your support!
REAF is licensed to deploy marine enhancing structures on the seabed. Nature uses these to create an enhanced seabed area and improved fishery. But there's much more depth to the story if we want to create a truly sustainable resource.
For eons the sea has been seen as a resource to exploit. Wild fisheries has been in decline worldwide for decades now. Recreational catch limits are still being cut. Headlines such as 'Bay of Empty' are all too common in the Bay of Plenty area of New Zealand.
REAF examines what the deeper underlying basis to this decline could be and also offers a portal so that anyone from anywhere can help in a process of restoring the balance of marine life abundance in our seas. (NZ Maori : kia wharite - restoring the balance).
In a clam shell, in giving back to the sea we establish a new partnership of reciprocity. It acknowledges our oneness with the sea and it's life within.
Environmental restoration is another important part of the Reaf project, a quote from a Cawthron report on the seabed in the Bay of Plenty states 'trawling practices have turned the seabed into a virtual desert.'
Fish reproduction depends on small structure found on the sea bed. NIWA are even experimenting with planting plastic sea grass to boost snapper numbers. Concrete based reefs are built to last 100 years in sea water.
While this pioneering project has launched from a small coastal New Zealand town, the principles it uses are universal in their application. With your help we hope to establish a model for all the world to see.
You can easily become a part of this valuable marine life nurturing project by visiting reaf.nz and registering free as a Reef Supporter, and giving the Facebook page a 'like' to help us connect with others who are passionate about helping our oceans.
We are currently seeking businesses, organisations and individuals who are interested in sponsoring a reef module, to invest in building the reefs of tomorrow.
Send us a text or email to have a chat about the project or visit us at The Wharf Hub, New Zealand, and catch the spirit of what we do through our voyages and reef deployment workshops.
Reef deployment is a win-win, feel good interaction that cements a partnership of mutuality with marine life. It is to take a step on a journey toward creating a true 'culture of conservation'.
We'd really appreciate you putting your name on this post to show your passion for improving marine life, give the Facebook page a like https://www.facebook.com/communityreef/?ref=ts&fref=ts
and swim on over to the website www.Reaf.nz
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