New Zealand’s four million km2 marine environment is diverse, with a range of coastal habitats and offshore seabed environments. There are also many marine species unique to New Zealand. Marine protected areas (MPAs) conserve or manage some of these unique habitats and species, while a range of other tools also provide marine protection. We report on the area covered by these tools as an indirect measure to understand the state of the marine environment.
Type 2 MPAs have lower levels of protection than marine reserves. For example, they may allow fishing but restrict seabed trawling.
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|1.||Data quality information for Type 2 Marine Protected Areas||205 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Marine > Habitats|
|Tags||BOUNDARIES, ECOLOGY-Habitat, FAUNA-Vertebrates, MARINE, MARINE-Biology, New Zealand, Our Marine Environment 2016|
|Regions||Auckland, Grey District, Lower Hutt City, Porirua City, Southland, Southland District, Taranaki, Wellington, Wellington City, West Coast|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector multipolygon||Feature count||43|
|Attributes||IDENTIFIER, TYPE, NAME, SHORT_NAME, LOCATION, REFERENCE, AREA_KM2, WARNING, NOTES, RESTRICTION, GAZ_DATE, IN_FORCE_DATE, ORIG_LEGAL_INSTRUMENT, LATEST_LEGAL_INSTRUMENT, LEGAL_AREA, BIOGEOGRAPHIC_AREA, AGENCY, MPA_TYPE, SHAPE_Length|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||20 Oct 2016|
|Last updated||20 Oct 2016|
|Revisions||5 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on Oct. 21, 2016 from File Geodatabase in WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator. 6 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.|
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