Current activity in the EEZ
Find out what is happening in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.
Depending on the activity, information will typically be available on these pages a few days to a few weeks before an activity commences.
Operators undertaking marine scientific research, prospecting and exploration activities in the EEZ must keep the EPA informed of their activity.
Marine seismic surveys in the EEZ must comply with the Department of Conservation’s Code of Conduct.
Oil and gas operators must apply for consent to carry out activities in the EEZ.
Operators undertaking submarine cabling in the EEZ must keep the EPA informed of their activity.
Discharge of sediment from certain prospecting and exploration activities is permitted if conditions are complied with.
Anyone planning a space vehicle launch where material may be deposited on the seabed in the EEZ must notify us.
Find out about oil and gas decommissioning activities in the EEZ, and how decommissioning is regulated.