The Department of Conservation seeks feedback on marine protection proposals that aim to revitalise the Hauraki Gulf. The proposals are for 19 new protected zones which will increase the area under protection in the Gulf from just over 6% to about 18%.
These proposals were first announced in the Revitalising the Gulf – Government action on the Sea Change Plan in 2021, and later refined after engagement with mana whenua in the Gulf.
The marine protection proposals include the following:
- 12 High Protection Areas (HPAs)
- 5 Seafloor Protection Areas
- 2 Protected Areas
The consultation closes at 5 PM on the 28th of October 2022.
For more information see the Department of Conservation website.
DOC Consultation Document - Revitalising the Gulf Information Document