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Incidents Affecting the Coastal Marine Area

The Coastal Marine Area (CMA) covers harbours, beaches and estuaries and includes the foreshore, seabed, water and air space above the water. There were 96 incidents reported that were recorded as affecting the coastal marine area in 2005-06, of which 23 were described as "other coastal activities". This includes a range of situations from cattle on beaches, dumping of rubbish to mangrove clearance and alleged sand extraction or deposition.

The number of incidents in the coastal marine area has stayed reasonably stable for the last four years with approximately 100 reported to the Council every year.