Toward a National Ocean Policy in New Zealand

Authored by: Prue Taylor

Routledge Handbook of National and Regional Ocean Policies

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138788299
eBook ISBN: 9781315765648
Adobe ISBN: 9781317658061

10.4324/9781315765648.ch13

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Abstract

In July 2000, the New Zealand government initiated a process for developing a National Oceans Policy (NOP). The stated intention was to develop a policy for the integrated and consistent management of the oceans within New Zealand’s jurisdiction. The policy should take a whole-of-government approach, cover all aspects of oceans management (including the effects from land), and extend out to the edge of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the continental shelf beyond.

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