What environmental changes have you noticed in the Sounds or coastal Marlborough over the years?
People who are regularly working in or spending leisure time around our coastal areas have valuable knowledge that could add to the information that Council is gathering.
You may have noticed damage to the seafloor of a favourite diving spot, or different species of fish on the end of your line, or changes in the bay around the family bach. Council is keen to gather local knowledge and experiences to find out more about our coastal area and understand how things are changing, and when those changes happened.
Personal memories and observations add a human element and valuable information to sit alongside scientific research being carried out in the Sounds. For example, a history of the Archer family of Tennyson Inlet, Dinghy to Daimler, provides some anecdotes and photos about fishing back in the 1950s.
Chances are you won’t want to say where the biggest cockles can be found, but we are interested in any observations you would like to share.