The Code provides effective, practical mitigation measures for minimising acoustic disturbance of marine mammals during seismic surveys.
The Conservation Services Programme (CSP) monitors the impact of commercial fishing on protected species, studies species populations and looks at ways to limit bycatch.
We administer a database containing information from reports received relating to incidents of Hector’s and Māui dolphin. Get a summary of information from database.
The government has decided to ban shark finning and has tightened the timetable in response to 45,300 submissions on the National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks.
A Threat Management Plan for the nationally critical New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka is being developed.
The 14-member forum to consider marine protection for the Otago coastline has been announced by the Minister for Conservation.
We are involved with numerous stakeholders and conduct a wide range of work concerning the critically endangered Māui dolphin.
View decisions relating to measures to mitigate human-related threats to Māui dolphin under the Threat Management Plan review.
A prioritisation framework is being developed for at-sea threats to New Zealand seabirds. These tools will drive future research to better understand, and manage, these threats.
The SMART Operator programme aims to promote responsible behaviour around dolphins, whales and seals by boat operators.