Below are some of the recent submissions written by Forest & Bird 

Marine and coastal 

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects—Non-Notified Activities) Regulations 2013 -letter to MFE (January, 2014)

Draft National Plan of Action 2013 for the conservation and management of sharks (December, 2013)

Talking Points - EEZ Regulations Review Committee(November, 2013)

EEZ activity classifications discussion paper (SOP to Marine Legislation Bill, September 2013)

EEZ permitted activities regulations - Forest & Bird / Greenpeace NZ complaint to Regulations Review Committee (August 2013)

Inshore Observer Programme 2013/14 (May, 2013)

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects – Permitted Activities) Regulations 2013 (May, 2013)

Initial Position on Sustainability & Management Measures for Highly Migratory Species.  (August, 2012)

Submission on the Notice to establish marine reserves on the West Coast (August 20th, 2012)

Review of sustainability measures and management controls for inshore fish stocks (July 30, 2012)

Interim extension of the Marine Mammal Sanctuary and Seismic Survey Regulations to Manage the Risk of Maui’s Dolphin Mortality (April 30, 2012)

Interim Protection Measures to Manage the risk of Maui's Dolphin Mortality Rates (April 11, 2012)

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill,
9 February 2012

Submission: Management measures for the 2011-12 squid (SQU6T) fishing season (23rd December 2011)

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Exclusive Economic Zone Bill
(12th January, 2012)

 Submission Notes 


Submission on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (February, 2014) 

Aotea Conservation Park Submission (supporting information) (March 2014)

Submission on Discussion Document: Improving our Resource Management System (April, 2013)

Resource Management Reform Bill  (February 2013)

Crown Minerals Bill (November, 2012)

Climate change response amendment submission (September, 2012)

Game Animal Council Bill (18th April, 2012)

Milford-Dart Tunnel (19th February, 2011)

High Country 

Omarama Station Tenure Review (October, 2012)


Freshwater reform (February, 2014)


Submisson on the Environment Reporting Bill (April, 2014)

Submission to the Constitutional review (June 2013)

Submission on the Lobbying Disclosure Bill
(October 2012)

Department of Conservation Restructuring (April, 2013)