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Controlled Area Declared for Breaksea Sound

21 December 2017

A Controlled Area notice has been issued for an area of Breaksea Sound in Fiordland to prevent further spread of the Asian seaweed Undaria pinnatifida (Undaria). Environment Southland biosecurity manager Richard Bowman said the notice issued for Breaksea Sound will not prevent access to the area, but will put restrictions in place for mooring, equipment and anchoring. To find out more visit

Te Panui Kaitiaki o Ata Whenua, the newsletter of the Fiordland Marine Guardians

Our December newsletter is out now click here.

Fiordland Marine Guardians Annual Report 2016-2017

Our annual report is now available for download click here.

Beneath the Reflections – updated user’s guide

The Fiordland Marine Guardians and partner agencies have published an updated user guide to the Fiordland Marine Area. We strongly encourage people using the 2008 edition to update their copy and ensure they are familiar with current regulations within the FMA. Beneath the Reflections is the go-to guide for visitors to the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Area. An interesting and informative read, it will help you to get the most from your visit to Fiordland. To find out more about the user guide and to order or download a copy click here.




FMG meeting dates 2018

Our quarterly FMG-Agency meetings are open to the public and agenda items can be brought to the Guardians for discussion at these meetings. The agenda is set three weeks in advance of a meeting.

The Fiordland Marine Guardians will be holding their next meeting on: 

Friday 1 June in Invercargill.

Agenda items are due Friday 10 May.

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