More Aucklanders Visit Marine Reserves Than Go Fishing!

The Auckland Council People’s Panel is a large group of many thousands of the Auckland public interested in providing feedback to Council about various issues which Council has an influence over or interest in.  Frequent questionnaires are published seeking the views of the panelists on a wide variety of topics.  A recent one was on Auckland’s Natural Environment.  Full results of this survey can be seen at  People’s Panel survey – Protecting & Improving Auckland’s Natural
Environment 

Tawharanui Marine Reserve on a quiet day.  Beaches and coasts were of greatest interest to panelists.

Tawharanui Marine Reserve on a quiet day. Beaches and coasts were of greatest interest to panelists.

The following I found fascinating in response to Question 5B, “In the last 12 months have you done any of the following activities in Auckland?”

Visited a beach 92%
Visited a marine reserve in Auckland 39%
Fished in the ocean 24%

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