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.
DOC says a recent conviction for breaching the Whitebait Regulations 1994 should deter other people from breaking the rules.
A Flaxmere man has been fined $650 plus costs for attempting to take kina from Te Angiangi Marine Reserve, which is an offence under the Marine Reserve Act.
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 conservation status of hoiho is Threatened – Nationally Endangered, meaning they face a high risk of extinction in the short term.
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.
DOC has posted new signs highlighting freshwater threats to the Taupō catchment.
This five-year Threat Management Plan will guide the recovery of the nationally critical New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka.
We're involved with many stakeholders and conduct a wide range of work concerning the critically endangered Māui dolphin.
Keen-eyed bystander leds to marine reserve poaching apprehension.
Read about the 2018 review of the Hector's and Māui dolphin Threat Management Plan.
Sea Change - Tai Timu Tai Pari is a two-year project to develop a new marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf.
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.