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The Fiordland Marine Pathway Plan 

The Fiordland Marine Pathway Plan aims to greatly reduce the risk of marine pests being carried in on local and visiting vessels.

The Plan establishes clean vessel standards that vessels entering Fiordland must meet, and proposes a Fiordland Clean Vessel Pass to ensure vessel owners/operators understand and adhere to the standards.

View the proposal for a Fiordland Marine Pathway.


Undaria Eradication in Sunday Cove 

There is mounting confidence that the attempt to eradicate the marine pest undaria from Fiordland will be successful. The highly invasive Japanese seaweed was found in Sunday Cove, Breaksea Sound, in April 2010.  The last undaria plant detected was in December 2015.


Recent Changes to Blue Cod Fishing Regulations

In December 2015 changes were made to the blue cod fishing regulations for Doubtful Sound. Recreational fishers are now permitted to catch ONE blue cod per person per day in the internal waters of these fiords with no accumulation.