Hauraki Gulf Submissions

Hauraki Gulf - Rangitoto Island

Submission on the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill to the Environment Committee, Parliament, November 2023

This bill seeks to contribute to the restoration of the health and mauri of the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana. It proposes to do this by establishing two marine reserves, five seafloor protection areas, and 12 high protection areas in the Hauraki Gulf, and acknowledging customary rights within seafloor protection areas and high protection areas.

Submission on Bottom Fishing Access Zones in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to Fisheries New Zealand, December 2023

Consultation on proposed bottom fishing restrictions in the Hauraki Gulf (Tīkapa Moana / Te Moananui-ā-Toi). Looking at options for establishing bottom fishing access zones, also known as trawl corridors. The proposals seek to protect key seafloor habitats by excluding bottom trawling and Danish seining from the Hauraki Gulf, except within defined areas.