EEZ marine activities

Our offshore marine environment is rich with natural resources and home to diverse ecosystems. Find out about offshore activity and how we manage it.

Marine consents in the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf

We are responsible for managing the effects of particular marine activities in our offshore waters.

Roles and responsibilities

Find out who does what in New Zealand's offshore waters and the responsibilities of various national and local government agencies.

Current activity in the EEZ

Find out what is happening in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.

Undertake an activity

Find out about the types of activities you can conduct in the EEZ and what you need to do to undertake them.

Previous applications and activities

A number of activities have taken place in the EEZ, from oil rig maintenance to marine research. Find out about these completed activities.

Monitoring compliance

We are responsible for ensuring people comply with the rules and conditions of their marine consent. Find out how.