Top of the south

The Top of the South Island Marine Biosecurity Partnership was formed with the objective of improving marine biosecurity management at the top of the South Island. Through this partnership, MPI works with a number of agencies to protect the region from invasive pests.

A partnership to improve marine biosecurity

The Top of the South Marine Biosecurity Partnership was formed in 2009 to improve marine biosecurity management in the top of the south – the coastal areas administered by the Nelson City Council and the Marlborough and Tasman District Councils.

A strategic plan guides this partnership, one that identifies actions the partners can take to prevent the introduction and spread of damaging pests and diseases.

Who we work with

This partnership includes representation from a number of different agencies, including:

  • the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
  • Tasman District Council
  • Nelson City Council
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Department of Conservation

There are also a number of other stakeholders from the aquaculture industry, various port companies and tangata whenua.

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Who to contact

If you have questions about the top of the south, email

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