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Marine Protected Areas: Policy and Implementation Plan - Department of Conservation:(external link) This policy is a key means of protecting a full range of New Zealand’s marine habitats and ecosystems.

Area based restrictions in the New Zealand marine environment - Department of Conservation:(external link) Most of these restrictions cover commercial and recreational fishing and other marine harvesting such as shellfish or seaweed gathering. There are also restrictions on activities near underwater cables and pipelines and restrictions covering harmful materials in the marine environment.

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