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Marine protection proposals - more time needed to consider submissions


The South-East Marine Protection Forum (SEMPF) is extending the time it needs to consider the 2,800 submissions received on its MPA sites consultation for the south-east of the South Island. 

The Forum was to have final recommendations to government by the end of April, however it has recognised that it needs more time to properly consider public feedback before forming recommendations.

In its media release, the Forum states that government agencies supporting it are working with the Forum to identify a realistic timeframe for it to review the submissions, deliberate and then deliver the final recommendation report.

We will keep you informed of progress.

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