Published:  

June 2011
This Regulatory Impact Statement provides an analysis of options to create marine reserves in the territorial sea around three of New Zealand's subantarctic island groups.

Summary

Read an analysis of the options to create marine reserves in the territorial sea around three of New Zealand’s subantarctic island groups. For two of these island groups it is proposed to prohibit Danish seining in the parts of their territorial seas that will not be covered by the proposed marine reserves.

The New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and their territorial seas have been internationally recognised for their outstanding conservation values by being awarded World Heritage status in 1998.

The marine reserves and prohibitions on Danish seining, combined with existing Fisheries Act prohibitions on bottom trawling and dredging under the Fisheries (Benthic Protection Areas) Regulations 2007, will provide for marine protected areas over the entire area of the territorial sea of the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands in accordance with the Marine Protected Areas policy.


Related link

New Zealand's subantarctic islands

Contact

Whare Kaupapa Atawhai / Conservation House Head Office
Phone:   +64 4 471 0726
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   enquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 Manners Street
Wellington 6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
Wellington 6140
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