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Kerr & Associates has a passion for and a background of conservation and marine work. A common theme in our approach is the integration of technical and ecological perspectives and information with sound communication strategies and community engagement process. 

Kerr & Associates has been immersed in marine protected area work in Northland over the last two decades. 

We have put together a comprehensive listing and document download library of the marine work Vince has been involved with in Northland and beyond. There are many important resources in this body of work especially in the areas of marine habitat mapping and establishment of marine reserves. All the references in the list below are available for download other than a few noted exceptions.

Vince has developed an underwater photography resource, available for education and conservation purposes. You can see some of these resources in our Gallery pages.

Our Links page contains links to useful online resources.

 

Vince Kerr - publication history  please follow the links to the document download library to download any reports of interest

2019

Kerr, V.C., 2019. Ecological Monitoring Maintenance Dredging Programme 2019. A technical report prepared for Refining New Zealand, (Whangarei Harbor shellfish surveys at One Tree Point, Mair Bank and Marsden Banks, encrusting reef communities at Motukaroro Island and Refinery wharves).  

Kerr, V.C., Haydon, R., Short, K. 2019. The Proposed New National Aquarium: A Strategic Review of Research Opportunity. A report prepared for project Shapeshifter lead by Terra Moana Consulting for the development of a Full Business Case for the proposed National Aquarium at Napier. 

Kerr, V.C., Bone, O., 2019. Maitai Bay Rahui Monitoring Report, Cape Karikari. A report prepared for Te Whanau me te Rorohuri, Maitai Bay, Cape Karikari, Northland and the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust.

Kerr, V.C. 2019. Maitai Bay Rahui Monitoring - Summary of results and activity. A report prepared for Te Whanau me te Rorohuri, Maitai Bay, Cape Karikari, Northland and the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust, 3 pages.

2018

Kerr, V.C., 2018. Statement of evidence of V Kerr on behalf of Ngati Makino Heritage Trust (Environment Court), Kerr and Associates Whangarei, New Zealand

Kerr, V.C. 2018. Maitai Bay Rahui Monitoring Preliminary Report and Notes. A report prepared for Te Whanau me te Rorohuri, Maitai Bay, Cape Karikari, Northland and the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust.

Davies, K., Murchie, A. A., Kerr, V., & Lundquist, C., 2018. The evolution of marine protected area planning in Aotearoa New Zealand: Reflections on participation and process. Marine Policy, 93, 113-127. 

2017

Kerr, V.C., 2017. How to create a marine reserve web site. Prepared for the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust Community engagement program.

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2017. Estimated extent of urchin barrens on shallow reefs of Northland’s east coast. A report prepared for Motiti Rohe Moana Trust. Kerr & Associates, Whangarei.

Kerr, V.C., 2017. Marine Protected Areas Network Design – Practical Working Guidelines from International Best Practice. Self-published version 2, Kerr and Associates Whangarei, New Zealand

2016

Kerr, V. C. and Grace, R. V., 2016. Crude Shipping Project Ecology Stage One Pilot Study. Prepared by Vince Kerr and Roger Grace of Kerr & Associates. A report prepared for Chancery Green on behalf of the New Zealand Refining Company by Kerr and Associates, October 2016.  (Note: internal document)

Kerr, V. C. and Grace, R. V., 2016: Preliminary Ecological Assessment of Candidate Disposal Areas 2.2 and 3.2 Crude Shipping Project, Bream Bay, Whangarei.
A report prepared for Chancery Green on behalf of the Refining New Zealand by Kerr and Associates, January 2016. (Note: internal document)

Kerr, V. C., 2016. 
Mair Bank Channel Edge Additional Characterisation: Crude Freight Shipping Project, Bream Bay, Whangarei A report prepared for Chancery Green on behalf of the Refining New Zealand by Kerr and Associates, February 2016. (Note: internal document)

Kerr, V. C., 2016.  Photographic survey of epibenthic communities, dredge spoil disposal area 3.2 and adjacent reference areas: Bream Bay, Whangarei. A report prepared for Chancery Green on behalf of the Refining New Zealand by Kerr and Associates, June 2016. (Note: internal document)

Kerr, V. C., 2016. Three Mile Reef, Bream Bay: A Photographic Survey.  A report prepared for Chancery Green on behalf of the Refining New Zealand by Kerr and Associates, June, 2016. (Note: available for download from our archive and the RFC The Deeper Story website)

Kerr, V. C. and Grace, R. V., 2016. Baseline ecological survey of candidate dredge spoils disposal areas 1.2 and 2.2 and adjacent reference areas: Crude Shipping Project, Bream Bay, Whangarei. A report prepared for Chancery Green on behalf of the New Zealand Refining Company by Kerr and Associates, November 2016.(Note: available for download from our archive and the RFC The Deeper Story website)

Kerr, V. C. and Grace, R. V., 2016. Baseline benthic survey: areas adjacent to proposed channel dredging footprint, Whangarei Harbour entrance. A report prepared for Chancery Green on behalf of the New Zealand Refining Company by Kerr and Associates. Whangarei, June 2016. (Note: available for download from our archive and the RFC The Deeper Story website)

Kerr, V.C., 2016. Methodology Report Mapping of significant ecological areas in Northland. A report to the Northland Regional Council, Kerr & Associates, Whangarei, New Zealand. 

Kerr, V.C., 2016. Significant marine ecological areas worksheets for Northland: a collection of 45 assessment worksheets covering harbours and estuaries, open coastal areas, estuarine wading and aquatic birds, coastal and island wading and aquatic birds and general marine values of highly mobile and dispersed species (marine mammals and seabirds). Prepared for the Northland Regional Council, Kerr & Associates, Whangarei, New Zealand. (Note: view on the NRC GIS map pages - click on individual site to bring up info box which has a line to assessment sheets)

Kerr, V.C., 2016. Identification and Mapping of Significant Ecological Marine Areas in Northland
Project Brief and Guide to Assessment. Prepared for the Northland Regional Council, Kerr & Associates, Whangarei, New Zealand.

Kerr, V.C., 2016. Marine significant ecological areas in Northland: A GIS-based Map Collection. Prepared for the Northland Regional Council, Kerr & Associates, Whangarei, New Zealand.(Note: view on the NRC GIS map pages)

Kerr, V.C., 2016. Urchin barrens and algal community zonation; a transect-based study, Maunganui Bay and Cape Brett. Prepared by Kerr and Associates for Fish Forever, Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc. 

Kerr, V.C., 2016. Marine habitats of the proposed Maunganui Bay Marine Reserve. A report prepared for Fish Forever, Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc. 

Kerr, V.C., 2016. Baited underwater video survey of fishes – Maunganui Bay and Cape Brett, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. A reported prepared for Fish Forever, Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc. 

 2015

Kerr, V.C., 2015. Identification and Mapping of Significant Ecological Marine Areas in Northland: Project Brief and Guide to Assessment. Prepared for the Northland Regional Council. Kerr and Associates, Whangarei.

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2015. Marine habitats of the proposed Waewaetorea Marine Reserve. A report prepared for Fish Forever, Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc. 

2014

Kerr, V.C., Langford, C., Wright, D., 2014. Proposal for two marine reserves and a scientific reserve in the Bay of Islands: results of community consultation. Prepared for and published by Fish Forever, Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc. 

Fish Forever, 2014. Proposal to protect 10% of the enclosed waters of the Bay of Islands with no-take marine reserves. Community Consultation Document, released 1 May 2014. Compiled by: Dean Wright, Vince Kerr, Catherine Langford. Contributors: John Booth, Alison Burnett, Jeremy Gibb, Vince Kerr, Catherine Langford, Chris Richmond, Dean Wright, Jochen Zaeschmar.

Kerr, V.C., 2014. Analysis of Boundary Design for Two Proposed Marine Reserves in the Eastern Bay of Islands: a report to Fish Forever. Client report prepared for Fish Forever, Bay of Islands. Kerr & Associates. 

2013

Kerr, V.C., 2013. Phoenix Islands 2013 Survey Marine short report. Prepared for the Government of Kiribati. Kerr & Associates, Whangarei New Zealand. Download

Kerr, V.C., Grace R.V., 2013. Subtidal and intertidal habitats of the North Coast of Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf 2013. Report prepared for the Friends of the Hauraki Gulf. Kerr and Associates, Whangarei New Zealand. 

Hampson, N., Kerr, V.C., Poynter, M., Dunn, M., Makgill, R., Fairgray D., Farrow, N., 2013. Tutukaka Coast Marine Park Proposal Scoping Report. A consultants report prepared for the Northland Regional Council. Lead consultancy, Market Economics Limited. 

2012

Kerr, V.C., Moretti, J., 2012. Motukaroro Island, Whangarei Marine Reserve UVC Reef Fish and Crayfish Monitoring. Report for the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy. 

2010

Kerr, V.C., 2010. Marine Habitat Map of Northland: Mangawhai to Ahipara Vers. 1. Technical Report, Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy, Whangarei, New Zealand. (Note there is a report, a map book and a poster available for download in our document library)

Kerr, V.C., 2010. Marine Protected Areas Network Design – Practical Working Guidelines from International Best Practice. Self-published. Download

2009

McKenna S.A., Baillon, N. and Spaggiari, J., 2009. Rapid Marine Biodiversity Assessment of the coral reefs of the northwest lagoon, between Koumac and Yande., Province Nord, New Caledonia. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 53. Chapter 2 Coral reef fish diversity by Vince Kerr. Conservation International, Arlington, VA, USA. 

2008

Kerr, V.C., Wragg, G., 2008. Southern Line Islands - Observations and Marine Survey Report. Prepared for the Government of Kiribati and Pacific Expeditions Ltd., Rorotonga, Cook Islands. 

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2008. Motukaroro Island baseline marine investigations: BUV fish monitoring 2006, UVC fish and crayfish monitoring 2007, and a brief assessment of invasive marine species. For the Department of Conservation Northland Conservancy.

2007

Kerr, V.C., 2007. Northland Marine Protection Strategic Framework: A Planning Discussion Document prepared for Northland Conservancy Department of Conservation.

R.J. Pierce, V.C. Kerr, 2007. Ecological Restoration of the Taiharuru Catchment. Report prepared for the Taiharuru Catchment Group.

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2007. Motukaroro Island baseline marine investigations: BUV fish monitoring 2006, UVC fish and crayfish monitoring 2007, and a brief assessment of invasive marine species. For the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy, Whangarei.

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2007. Subtidal and intertidal habitat mapping of Motukaroro Island. For the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy, Whangarei.

2006

 R.J. Pierce, T. Etei, V. C. Kerr, E. Saul, A. Teatata, M. Thorsen, G.Wragg, 2006. Phoenix Islands conservation survey and assessment of restoration feasibility: Kiribati. Funded by Conservation International Samoa and Pacific Islands Initiative. Eco Oceania Ltd, Mt Tiger Rd, Rd 1 Onerahi, Whangarei 019. 

Grace, R.V., Kerr, V.C., 2006. Mimiwhangata Marine Monitoring Program, Summer & Autumn Sampling. Report to the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy.

Kerr, V.C., 2006. Phoenix Islands marine report.Published as an Appendix 1 in Pierce et. al,  2006. Phoenix Islands conservation survey and assessment of restoration feasibility: Kiribati. Funded by Conservation International Samoa and Pacific Islands Initiative. Eco Oceania Ltd, Mt Tiger Rd, Rd 1 Onerahi, Whangarei 019.

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2006. Subtidal and intertidal habitat mapping of Motukaroro Island 2006. For the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy, 

Kerr, V.C. 2006. Northland Marine Library CD. Prepared for the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy. (Note: this is a CD-based resource)

Grace, R.V., Kerr, V.C., 2006. Mimiwhangata Marine Monitoring Program, Summer & Autumn Sampling. Report to the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy.

Shears, N.T., Grace, R.V., Usmar, N.R., Kerr, V.C., Babcock, R.C., 2006. Long-term trends in lobster populations in a partially protected vs. no-take Marine Park. Biological Conservation. 132 (2006) 221-231. 

2005

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2005. Intertidal and subtidal habitats of Mimiwhangata Marine Park and adjacent shelf. DOC Research and Development Series 201. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 

Grace, R.V., Kerr, V.C., 2005. Intertidal and subtidal habitats of Doubtless Bay, Northland, N.Z. Contract report for the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy, Whangarei.   (Note: there is a report and a map book published and available in our download library)

Grace, R.V., and Kerr, V.C. 2005. Parengarenga Harbour scuba and snorkelling observations. An investigation report to the Department of Conservation. 

Department of Conservation, 2005. Near Shore Marine Classification System. Compiled by Vince Kerr for Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation. Revised September 6, 2005. 

Grace, R.V., Kerr, V.C., 2005. Mimiwhangata marine monitoring programme, summer 2005. Report to Department of Conservation, Whangarei. 

Kerr, V. C., Grace, R.V., 2005. A Preliminary Investigation of the Marine Habitats of Taiharuru Reef. Report to Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy, Whangarei.  

2004

Grace, R.V., Kerr, V.C., 2004. Mimiwhangata Marine Monitoring Programme, summer 2004.  Report for Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy.

Kerr, V.C., and Dr R. V. Grace, 2004. Mimiwhangata Marine Reserve Proposal: Community Discussion Document. Published by Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation. Northland Conservancy, PO Box 842, Whangarei, NZ. 

Pierce, R.J. Kerr, V.C, 2004. Effects of oyster farms on estuarine avifauna at Houhora Harbour, Northland. Contract Report No. 899, Report prepared for Department of Conservation Private Bag 841 Whangarei.  

2003

Kerr, V.C.; 2003. Design of a Network of Marine Reserves in Northland. - A Northland Expert Group Report and Recommendations Draft 3. A report to Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy.

Kerr, V.C., 2003. Proceedings and Notes of Northland Pilot - design of a Network of Marine Reserves in Northland, Northland Expert Group. Compiled notes and recommendations for the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy.

Grace, R. V., Kerr, V.C. 2003. Mimiwhangata marine monitoring programme, summer sampling 2003, update on historical monitoring. Report to Department of Conservation, Whangarei.

Kerr, V.C., Kerr, A.M., 2003. Summer use survey of Mimiwhangata Marine Park and Whananaki. A contract report to Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation December 2003. 

Kerr, V.C., 2003. Submission to the Kaipara Harbour Sustainable Fisheries Management Group. Prepared for, Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation.

Kerr, V.C., 2003. Brief on Iwi submissions to the Marine Reserve Amendment Bill. Prepared for the Mountains to Sea conservation Trust community support program.

Kerr, V.C., 2003. V. Kerr submission to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee on The Marine Reserves Bill.

2002

Grace, R.V., Kerr V.C., 2002. Mimiwhangata Deep Reef Survey Draft Report 2002. A report to Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation. 

Kamo High School, 2002. Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve Application Te Wahapu O Whangarei Terenga Paraoa. Compiled by Vince Kerr and the Kamo High School Year 13 Geography Class. Published by Kamo High School, P.O Box 4137, Kamo, Whangarei, New Zealand. 

Kerr, V.C., Grace, R.V., 2002. The Mimiwhangata Marine Investigation Progress Report. A Report to the Department of Conservation, Northland Conservancy. 

Grace, R.V., Kerr, V. C., 2002. Mimiwhangata Marine Park Draft Report 2002 – Historic Marine Monitoring Update. For Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation, Whangarei. 

2001

R. J. Davidson & V.C. Kerr, 2001. Habitats and Ecological Values of Hokianga Harbour. Davidson Environmental Ltd., P. O. Box 958, Nelson, New Zealand.  

Kerr, V.C., 2001. Brief on customary management tools. A strategic information paper prepared for Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation.

2000

Kerr, V.C., 2000. Northland Conservancy Marine Conservation & Advocacy Strategic Plan. A strategic plan prepared for Northland Conservancy, Department of Conservation.    

Kerr, V.C., 2000.An Investigation of Freshwater Prawns as Indicators of Stream Health; draft report on a study trip to Rarotonga.

 

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