The Montague Island Marine Reserve has been quite a success.
So much so that the Seal population, also protected, has boomed.
Seals that have been kicked from the Island have made their home in Narooma Harbour entrance and laze within metres of passers bye.
As the following video will show, they are relaxed around humans.
Especially those who fish.
Fisherman complain of whole catches of "heads", the seals extracting the rest of the fish before it can be landed.
It remains to be seen if the eco system is in balance with seal numbers increasing and how much pressure this is placing on the marine reserve in general.