Operators undertaking submarine cabling in the EEZ must keep the EPA informed of their activity.
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We have received a pre-activity notification from ASN Marine to conduct two cable-laying activities within the EEZ, connecting New Zealand with Australia, the Pacific, including Fiji, Tokelau, Samoa and Kiribati, and the United States. ASN Marine will conduct the initial laying of the fibre cable in the first instance, and complete a post-lay burial and inspection on the second.
This activity commenced on 15 November 2021.
Post-lay inspection and burial of the cable commenced on 1 June 2022.