Fiordland Marine Regional Pathway Management Plan
The Fiordland Marine Regional Pathway Management Plan was formally adopted on 5 April 2017. It was the first of its kind in New Zealand and aims to protect one of New Zealand's most unique and nationally significant areas from marine pests being carried in on local and visiting vessels.
With its breathtaking scenery and pristine waters, the Fiordland Marine Area plays an important role, both ecologically and economically, and it is vital we protect it.
The Pathway Plan was developed and is implemented by a partnership group including Environment Southland, the Fiordland Marine Guardians, the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Department of Conservation and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
- Decision Recommendation and s95 Hearing Panel Report (PDF, 556.2KB)
- Legal Advice re Clean Vessel Pass (PDF, 215.4KB)
- Public Notice on Decisions (PDF, 96.8KB)
Proposed plan documents
Please read the document below for an assessment of the proposal for a Fiordland Marine Pathway Management Plan against the requirements of the Biosecurity Act 1993 and National Policy Direction for Pest Management 2015.
At its meeting on 3 August 2016, the Southland Regional Council (Council), under clause 32 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, appointed Maurice Rodway (Chair), Ross Cockburn and Peter Jones as the Hearing Panel on the proposed Fiordland Marine Regional Pathway Management Plan (Fiordland Marine Regional Pathway MP).