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.
The feedback period has now closed
A two-month feedback period closed on Friday 24 May 2019 – thank you to everyone who took the time to have their say.
Once the feedback has been analysed, a report will be done on the findings and made publicly available once complete.
The feedback will be used to inform whether to proceed with developing shared rules. If that happens, there’ll be another chance to have your say through a formal consultation process.