Read about the current state of our coastal environment.
Aquaculture is the breeding and growing of animals and plants in the water. It can happen on land, in ponds or tanks, but most aquaculture in New Zealand is in the sea.
Coast Care Bay of Plenty is a community partnership programme, which uses local knowledge and enthusiasm to restore the form and function of the dunes in the Bay of Plenty.
Coastal hazard management is a significant issue in the Bay of Plenty. Coastal hazards include, tsunami, storm erosion and storm flooding.
You may need a Resource Consent to carry out some activities in the Coastal Marine area.
Sustaining a beautiful coastline for all of us to use takes planning, rules and guidelines.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council established a coastal monitoring programme in 1990. Information collected allows managers to assess the present and potential impacts of consent related activities.
Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary
The Kaituna River, wetlands and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary are taonga - valued by the community for their clean water, healthy ecosystems, recreational and cultural values. Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working with other agencies to ensure there is an improvement in the sustainable management of valuable river and estuary resources through our policies, plans, activities and actions.
Rena response and recovery
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is managing the monitoring and future clean-up of any more oil spills from the CV Rena, which wrecked off the Tauranga coast in October 2011.
Community and environmental recovery is managed by the Ministry for the Environment.
Ohiwa Harbour is one of New Zealand's most unspoilt harbours. The coastal margins are home to many rare and migratory birds.
Tauranga Harbour is a regional treasure. The sheltered waters of the region's harbours are a major attraction to many people. Locals and vistiors alike enjoy fishing, diving, and swimming within the clear waters of Tauranga Harbour.
The Whakatane Harbour is a river port primarily servicing a commercial and charter fishing fleet.
Managing Coastal Areas
There are several agencies responsible for managing coastal activities in the Bay of Plenty
Vehicles on beaches
Vehicles can have a dramatic effect on the natural character of the beach.