The Code will be in force for a period of three years, at which point there will be a performance review before further consideration of mandatory regulations.
During this time, feedback is strongly encouraged from stakeholders concerning any positive or negative experiences encountered while implementing the Code in operational conditions. This process will ensure that any necessary improvements can be made before regulations are considered.
Marine mammal observer
In addition, the Excel based standardised observer reporting form will be subject to continual ongoing refinement as Marine Mammal Observers and Passive Acoustic Monitoring operators gain experience using the form in field conditions.
All feedback as outlined in this section should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent in hard copy to:
c/o Marine Species and Threats
Department of Conservation
PO Box 10 420