The scope of the Conservation Services Programme (CSP) is the impact of commercial fishing on protected species in New Zealand fisheries waters.
Protected marine species include all marine mammals and reptiles; sea birds (except black backed gulls); seven species of fish; all black corals, gorgonian corals, stony corals and hydrocorals.
Direct commercial fishing impacts include species being caught, killed or injured in nets or on lines (bycatch). Impacts may also be indirect through the modification of habitat or food availability.
CSP monitors the effects of commercial fishing on protected species, studies species populations and looks at ways to limit bycatch.
Find out more about the Conservation Services Programme.
Review agendas, minutes and presentations from meetings and project progress reports.
Find out what's new in the Marine Conservation Services.
View publications, including reports, plans and policies, related to the Conservation Services Programme.
National Plan of Action - Seabirds 2013 on Ministry for Primary Industries website
Phone 0800 DOC HOTline (0800 362 468) 24 hour emergency number to report:
Sick or injured wildlifeWhale or dolphin strandings