Aotearoa New Zealand's key marine legislation
Poster showing key pieces of legislation in our marine realm, and where they apply.
At least 20 pieces of legislation apply to our marine environment and our activities in it. Legislation is a law or a set of laws made by the New Zealand Parliament. The aim of the graphic in the poster is to communicate the complex and fragmented legal framework for marine management in Aotearoa New Zealand.
About the graphic
This graphic shows key pieces of legislation that protect the marine environment and manage its resources. It does not contain a complete list of all the national and international legislation in our marine space. Also, it does not show the many rules and regulations in the legislation, nor is it to scale either.
As such, the poster is a useful conversation starter but must not be taken as legal advice. The spatial ranges in the graphic are guided by NIWA's chart of New Zealand's Marine Realm.
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