Dissected by Dr J Floor Anthoni (2003 - )
After 25 years of good news propaganda, while
unaware of changing circumstances, proponents of marine reserves have spread
disinformation, exaggerating the actual benefits of marine reserves while
hiding bad news. Now most people, being uninformed about how different
the sea is from the land, have strong beliefs which they use to bring harm
to others for no benefit in return. Through the United Nations, all nations
are pressured to lock up a substantial part of the sea, for little or no
benefit. This section aims to redress the arguments, not to discredit people
but to remove myths and fallacies from the marine reserves debate. Only
through truth will we be able to save the sea for future generations.
(19 pages) examining DoC's report on monitoring results from various marine
reserves. Unbelievable, educational, with links to a carefully documented
litany of misrepresentation of facts and right-out lies. A must-read for
all. The honeymoon is over.
Marine reserves protect the marine environment - Media
statement, 1 October 2004, by Felicity Wong
Summary results for each marine reserve - a summary
of the report produced by DoC staff. DOC Marine Unit
Questions and Answers - an attempt to pre-empt difficult
questions, but fails. Our FAQs remain unchallenged.
Monitoring summary - a summary table provided by us,
derived form data supplied by DoC. Gives a good overview. Messy.
Detailed monitoring results - the actual text from
the DoC web site, dissected by us.
Related chapters on this website:
more information about misunderstanding the sea, marine conservation and