JohnBooth    John D Booth
    PhD
    Rawhiti, Bay of Islands 

 

Until recently John was a shellfish research scientist with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, with interest in recruitment processes in spiny lobsters. He has been published widely in local and international science journals, and contributed to several books, on spiny lobsters and other invertebrates. He was a member of the Subantarctic Marine Protection Planning Forum which led to the establishment of MPAs around Campbell, Bounty and Antipodes Islands.

VickyFroude    Vicky Froude
    PhD in Env Science & Policy
    Russell
, Bay of Islands


Vicky is an ecological scientist with expertise in the measurement of natural character; environmental assessment and monitoring; and environmental policy analysis. She moved to the Bay of Islands in 2006 following time exploring the waters surrounding various Pacific Islands. Vicky is an experienced scientific diver and keen sea-kayaker and has extensively explored the underwater and topside marine environments of the Bay of Islands.

ChrisRichmond    Chris Richmond
    BSc (Aquatic and Earth Sciences)
    Russell, Bay of Islands

 

Chris has been professionally involved with protecting and repairing aquatic habitats since 1971. After embracing scuba diving in 1988 he took on protecting fish populations as well. He’s been involved in marine reserve establishment or monitoring at several sites in New Zealand and overseas. He and Vicky produced the underwater DVD, “Like more Fish” about Kapiti Marine Reserve in 2004. In the Bay he has been active in Russell Landcare, BOIMP, Baycare and Fish Forever as well as exploring the marine environments between Whangaroa and Poor Knights.

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