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.
Feedback report now available
Earlier this year, we asked the public whether we should develop consistent rules across these four regions and, if so, what those rules might look like.
A two-month feedback period closed on Friday 24 May 2019 – thank you to everyone who took the time to have their say.
You can now read the feedback summary on the Bionet website to find out what people said.
If councils decide to develop a formal proposal for an inter-regional marine pathway plan, there’ll be further opportunity for input in future.