Introduction

The Te Waewae Bay Marine Mammal Sanctuaryin Southland is approximately 35,906 hectares and covers 112.93 km of coastline.

The boundary of the Te Waewae Bay Marine Mammal Sanctuary is a line from Pahia point to Sand Hill Point. The area covers approximately 35,906 ha and covers 112.93 km of coastline.

The NZ Gazette notice for a marine mammal sanctuary specifies the restrictions on activities within its boundaries.

Marine mammal protection

All marine mammals are fully protected in New Zealand waters under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, which DOC administers.

If you see marine mammals stranded or in distress, contact your nearest DOC office immediately.


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