Revitalising the Gulf: Government action on the Sea Change Plan


Revitalising the Gulf is the Government’s strategy in response to the call for action made by the 2017 Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan (the Sea Change Plan).

Building on the work already underway, DOC and Ministry for Primary Industries / Fisheries New Zealand (MPI/FNZ) will implement the Strategy’s actions.

The Strategy’s proposals reflect the Government’s analysis of the 2017 Sea Change Plan recommendations, relating to marine conservation and fisheries management. They have incorporated feedback from mana whenua, implementation partners, and key stakeholders.

Throughout the Strategy’s development, an independent Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari Ministerial Advisory Committee provided feedback and advice to Ministers, MPI/FNZ and us.

A plan for action

The Strategy sets out the actions Government will take to restore the health and mauri of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park (the Gulf), guided by two overarching outcomes:

  • effective kaitiakitanga and guardianship in the Gulf, and
  • healthy functioning ecosystems that:
    • underpin the wellbeing and prosperity of people who live, work and play in the Gulf
    • sustain healthy fisheries that replenish and enhance the pātaka kai (food basket) for customary, recreational and commercial uses
    • regulate, support and sustain the Gulf, and
    • support resilient and diverse habitats and marine life.

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