In a pivotal move for marine biosecurity in the Auckland Region, marine pests are now listed in Auckland’s Regional Pest Management Plan. This extends effective biosecurity protection from the land into the sea, providing vital protection to the Hauraki Gulf and its islands.
Auckland Council is introducing new rules from the Regional Pest Management Plan 2020-2030 (RPMP) that cover the entire Auckland region, and also regulations that affect those who live and visit the Hauraki Gulf and islands given effect by the Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice. Through a phase in process, Auckland Council will assist commercial operators, private users and landowners within the Hauraki Gulf in understanding and complying with the rules over the next few years.
Important points from the new RPMP are:
Find out more about the Auckland Council’s approach to pest management and how you can help