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Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation are responsible for conserving New Zealand's natural and historic heritage for all to enjoy now and in the future.  This includes caring for our marine life by creating and managing marine reserves and coastal areas.

Their website is packed with information on the Marine and Coastal environment, including an insight into the diversity of the  New Zealand marine environment and what threatens it, the Marine Reserves A-Z,  how Coastal Management is implemented around New Zealand, fishing and marine conservation, Aquaculture, and the Foreshore and Seabed.