This section contains information on marine legislation that the Ministry for the Environment is responsible for.
Marine acts and regulations
In this section
An overview of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012. It includes changes to the Act since it came into force and local government’s role under the Act.
An overview of the regulations under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012. It includes information about how activities are classified.
Information about the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Management Act 2005 including the roles of the organisations with responsiblilities for managing the area covered by the Act.
An explanation of the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998 and links to information about restrictions on the discharge of untreated sewage and documents incorporated by reference.