In the “New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010

Recognise the significant existing and potential contribution of aquaculture to the social, economic and cultural well-being of people and communities by:

  1. including in regional policy statements and regional coastal plans provision for aquaculture activities in appropriate places in the coastal environment, recognising that relevant considerations may include:
    1. the need for high water quality for aquaculture activities; and
    2. the need for land-based facilities associated with marine farming;
  2. taking account of the social and economic benefits of aquaculture, including any available assessments of national and regional economic benefits; and
  3. ensuring that development in the coastal environment does not make water quality unfit for aquaculture activities in areas approved for that purpose.
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