This plan provides a strategic framework to guide DOC in managing the recovery of the New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) to non-threatened status. The aim of the Plan is to make significant progress in facilitating an increase in the New Zealand sea lion population size and distribution.
Successfully managing the recovery of the New Zealand sea lion, in terms of its threat status, within the Plan term (5 years) is unlikely given various biological constraints. Consequently, management measures will focus on a number of key areas to ensure that progress towards recovery is achieved:
- Management of the adverse effects of human interactions
- Protection provisions and compliance
- Community relations
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Department of Conservation
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Summary of Submissions
A summary of all submissions was independently prepared and is available from the Marine Conservation Team.