The aquaculture legislative reforms change the Tasman and Waikato regional coastal plans to allow applications to farm a wider range of species, including finfish, in existing aquaculture areas in both regions, and for small extensions to existing farms in Waikato. The Waikato Regional Coastal Plan has also been changed to provide for a new 300-ha marine farming zone to the west of Coromandel township, within which applications to farm finfish can be made. The new zone is expected to provide more scope for commercialisation of finfish within environmental limits. To learn more about the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone visit here>>
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Below is information on changes to the Waikato and Tasman regional coastal plans through the Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Bill (No 3) as it was introduced into Parliament on 9 November 2010. Please note that the information below has not been updated and is meant to provide background information.
Download Information on proposed Waikato Regional Coastal Plan Change (PDF 1.43MB) Download an in-depth look at the proposed changes to the Waikato Regional Coastal Plan (PDF 957KB) Download marked-up amendments for the Waikato regional coastal plan (PDF 247KB)Visit the Environment Waikato website.
Download Information on proposed Tasman Resource Management Plan Change (PDF 2.7MB) Download an in-depth look at the proposed changes to the Tasman Resource Management Plan (PDF 329KB) Download marked-up amendments for the Tasman regional coastal plan (PDF 299KB)Visit the Tasman District Council website.