The Auckland public is being asked for their views on whether a more consistent regulatory framework is required to help
stop the spread of marine pests across New Zealand’s four busiest boating regions.
The consultation proposes a number of potential options ranging from a requirement for a clean hull at all times, only
when moving or only when moving to specially identified places.
“Given our four northern-most regional councils are also collectively home to the country’s biggest boating populations,
we think a consistent regulatory approach is a crucial part of how we respond to the growing threat of marine pests,”
says Chair of Auckland Council’s Environment and Community committee, Councillor Penny Hulse.