Better protecting our unique marine environment
14 February 2008
Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton and Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick have today announced the next step in protecting New Zealand’s marine environment.
The country has been divided into 14 coastal regions to create a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that reflect the diversity of New Zealand’s marine environment. Local groups, or forums will now identify which areas in each region should be protected.
For more details of this release go to http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/better+protecting+our+unique+marine+environment+1
Anyone wanting to download the complete policy document go to www.biodiversity.govt.nz/seas/biodiversity/protected/mpa_policy.html