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Reaf is also the original old English spelling of reef.

REAF's Mission...
is to
enhance marine life and
human well being.

Experience REAF and ZEAND FISHING when you stay at
The Wharf Hub
(ship shape accommodation)

Reef deployment
REAF Educational

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Why build reefs?

But wait, theres more...


  1. Health – The Health of a community is directly related to the amount of seafood it consumes – Professor Elaine Rush AUT. Big sea food eating nations such as Japan and Korea continue to build reefs and support extensive reef building industries.
  2. Environment restoration – 'trawling practices have turned the seabed into a virtual desert.' …Cawthron report on seabed Bay of Plenty.
    Fish reproduction depends on small structure found on the sea bed. NIWA are even experimenting with planting plastic sea grass to boost snapper numbers. Concrete based reefs are built to last 100 years in sea water.
  3. More fish, more variety, more action.  – Under our QMS regime fishing stocks are now under the goal of just 40% of historical stocks. In Alabama fishing  stocks are now calculated at ten times what they were 100 years ago.
    Our own records showed both quantity and diversity improved with even a few reef deployments.
  4. Wealth – deploying reefs show huge investment returns on money invested.
    Even a one off initial investment goes on creating wealth for a community year after year, often giving more than 400% return. Analysis looks at direct fishing expenditure, accommodation, fuel, food, books and more.
  5. Memorial – with a certificated area on the seabed you can have naming rights, a certificate and rights to deploy more materials on the same area. The certificate can be willed or gifted for others to build upon, fish upon and have ongoing good times associated with you and the fishing spot that you have built up. Leave a legacy.
  6. Connection – a new dimension of connection is created when you sponsor or help build a reef. Named module, embedded art work and more can rest on the seabed for the next 100 years.
  7. Unity. In comment on the Earth Charter Document former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev stated that without unity we don’t have anything.
    Building reefs is one win win activity that can unite recreational, customary and commercial fishers.
  8. Spill over . Developing a localized active relationship with one small part of the ocean and seabed that will promote awareness and involvement  on a wider regional and global level as caretakers of the oceans.
  9. Reef building promotes mankind as caretakers of the sea – not just takers. It raises the awareness of looking after the land in order to look after the sea.
  10. We live in a non-linear world. Reef deployments promote learning and researching about broader principles of how to care for marine life. If a species suffers a sudden and catastrophic non linear demise from targeted abuse it is very difficult to recover from. (Toheroa NZ)
    Our Universe is non linear in nature and we can learn how to develop this law of abundance to our advantage.
  11. Petrol  saving. A snapper can swim hundreds of on the energy provided by a feed of just a few sea worms. Better to use the homing instincts of fish to come to your reef than expend dwindling oil reserves in a relentless quest to hunt fish further and further from port.
  12. Mauri or life force - world religions and indigenous cultures teach and live in a world seen as imbued with spirit. Deploying reefs enhances the mauri or life force of the oceans.  
  13. Organic. Much of the meal fed to fish bred in aquaculture situations is no longer based on fish meal. The vitamins and omega oils essential to human health are not being found in the same concentrations as wild bred fish.
  14. Sea ranching. Deploying reefs is a form of sea ranching that uses the homing instincts of fish to return to the reef they were born and raised. Cray fish march all around New Zealand only to return to 100 meters of their home territory.
  15. If you eat fish and seafood then you need to be involved at some level, we cannot be detached or uncaring about our food sources. Popular local farmers markets are indicative of people wanting to be in touch with their food source.

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Good reasons

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