NZ Whale Watching

Whale and dolphin watching operations are an important part of New Zealand’s attractions for overseas visitors, contributing over NZ$120 million annually to the New Zealand economy (2012  report).

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The Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992 are the primary tool for managing whale and dolphin watching operations. New Zealand supports the Conservation Committee’s Strategic Plan for Whale Watching. The Department of Conservation continues to support research activities investigating the effects of tourism activities on cetaceans.

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https://wwhandbook.iwc.int/en/country-profiles/new-zealand
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https://wwhandbook.iwc.int/en/country-profiles/new-zealand
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