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South-East Marine Protection Forum Recommendation Report due 20 December 2017


The South-East Marine Protection Forum (SEMPF) has been granted an extension for consideration on submissions received on its MPA sites consultation for the south-east of the South Island.

The SEMPF will deliver its Recommendation Report to the Minister for Conservation and Minister of Primary Industries on 20 December 2017.

Final recommendations are expected to include proposals for a network of marine protected areas, including marine reserves, from Timaru to Waipapa Point in Southland, aimed at protecting marine biodiversity.

We will keep you informed of progress.

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