To protect the coastlines we all love, the four northern-most regions are considering shared rules on marine pests.
As the movement of boats increases, so too does the risk of marine pests spreading.
With support from Biosecurity New Zealand, four regional councils – Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Toi Moana – are exploring whether having hull-fouling rules that are applied consistently across several regions would be a better way forward.
To read the discussion document about the options being considered – and to have your say – go to the Bionet website.
The feedback period is open until 24 May 2019.