The Minister for the Environment is seeking nominations for members of the Fiordland Marine Guardians. Find out more about the requirements and how to express your interest or nominate someone.

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 June newsletter is out now click here.

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 2018 in Invercargill.

Agenda items are due Friday 10 May 2018. 
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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.