Incidents Affecting Coastal Waters
Coastal water is seawater and includes the water in any of the areas described as a ‘Coastal Marine Area'. There were 62 incidents that were reported as affecting coastal waters. The majority were either water pollution (37%) or sewage (23%), which includes contaminated stormwater and oil/diesel spills.
Similarly to incidents in the CMA, the number of incidents in coastal waters has stayed reasonably stable for the last four years with approximately 50 reported to the Council every year.