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Environment Canterbury is responsible for managing the region's coastal water quality, including discharges to the sea, and coastal hazards investigations. In carrying out these functions, Environment Canterbury has a duty to make available information about coastal water quality and the state of the coastal environment (Resource Management Act 1991). Environment Canterbury is also responsible for marine oil spill response (Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan, Maritime Transport Act 1994). We are the lead agency for this work.
Canterbury's sensitive coastal environments are nationally significant and need careful management. The main issues facing our coastal ..
The Resource Management Act 1991 provides several different approaches to creating Aquaculture Management Areas. In April 2005, Envir ..
Aquaculture exclusion areas
School resources - coast
Swimming water quality
Pegasus Bay Group
Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Issues Group
Akaroa Harbour Issues WP
Regional Coastal Plan
What is the situation regarding contamination at Lyttelton dry dock?
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