Monday, May 3, 2010

Save the Earth: Protect your beach



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photo courtesy:
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/te-hi-ika-maori-fishing/3/4


In New Zealand, you hear of a rāhui in two context.

In Māori culture, a rāhui is a form of tapu restricting access to, or use of, an area or resource by unauthorised persons[1]. With the passing of the 1996 Fisheries Act, a rāhui can also be imposed by the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries[2

I am talking about the second context. When the Department of fisheries deems a beach to be depleting of shell fish, a rāhui is imposed. This allows the shell fish to be replenished. If this is not done, over harvesting will lead to the death of the beach. There will be no more shell fish for the future generation.

Don't you think that a rāhui is a great idea?

8 comments:

Pete said...

It gives some time for nature to rejuvenate itself...good to implement this rahui

Jenn said...

Definitely a great idea! Now, if more people would act as responsibly, then we a might be able to Save the Earth. Great post!

Ah Ngao said...

sounds very promising.it's like replanting mangrove trees along the shore.there are such project undertaken by the Malaysian g'vnt .especially shore lines where a lot of full grown mangrove trees are chopped down for making charcoal.

Diane AZ said...

A rāhui sounds like a simple yet great idea.

wenn said...

interesting! btw, I was in Taiwan for a 7 days tour in March.

Jama said...

What an interesting idea!

vialentino said...

oh yeah...agree with ur work doing....save the earth now....

u live in NZ?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ann
A rahui is a great idea...more people should know about it and more governments should practise it.