Marine pollution regulations

The regulations control dumping and discharges from ships and off-shore installations in the coastal marine area. The regulations deal with the dumping of waste and discharges from vessels including oil, garbage and sewage.

Official title

Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998

Lead agency


Full text

Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations [New Zealand Legislation website]

In force from

20 August 1998

Restrictions on the discharge of untreated sewage

For information about restrictions on the discharge of untreated sewage see:

Keep our bays beautiful leaflet

What you need to refer to

Documents incorporated by reference

To view the documents incorporated by reference under the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) regulations, follow the links below to the International Maritime Organization website: