This report details restrictions on marine activities in New Zealand waters. Published 2004.

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Area-based restrictions in the New Zealand marine environment report (PDF, 6,409K)


Most of these restrictions cover commercial and recreational fishing and other marine harvesting such as shellfish or seaweed gathering. There are also restrictions on activities near underwater cables and pipelines and restrictions covering harmful materials in the marine environment.

Some restrictions apply throughout New Zealand waters while others cover specific areas.

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