November 2013
The 2013 code has been established by DOC in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders in marine seismic survey operations in New Zealand.

Humpback whale. Photo: Carol Sutherland
Humpback whale


In conjunction with international and domestic stakeholders representing industry, operators, observers and marine scientists, DOC has developed the 2013 Code of conduct for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations (the Code) and its Reference document to provide effective, practical mitigation measures for minimising acoustic disturbance of marine mammals during seismic surveys.

The Code has been endorsed as industry best practice by the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).

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