Monitoring will play an important role in the new MPA Act, by providing information on which management decisions can be based. It will also inform any reviews of a specific MPA or the broader network. For example, the connectivity of MPAs may be assessed to see how well the network is functioning and whether any changes need to be made.
The status of MPAs will be regularly reported on, to assess progress towards achieving the objectives set out in this proposal.
- Are the proposed approaches sufficient to ensure communities are involved in managing MPAs? Are there alternative approaches that would better ensure community involvement in managing MPAs?
- What role can iwi/Māori play in managing MPAs? Are the proposed approaches sufficient to ensure iwi/Māori are involved in managing MPAs?
- Do you agree with managing commercial tourism activities in MPAs in a similar way to how they are managed on public conservati on land? Why/why not?