In our harbours, untreated sewage can contaminate the shellfish we eat or make water unsafe for swimming for a long time after it's discharged.
Dispose of your boat sewage properly. No discharging untreated sewage in the dark blue areas highlighted on the map below!
- Within all Northland harbours and the Bay of Islands
- Less than 500 m from the high-tide mark
- Less than 500 m from a marine farm
- Less than 200 m from a marine reserve
Alternatively, pump it out at a marina pumping facility.
For full details visit the Northland Reginal Councils website: https://www.nrc.govt.nz/Maritime/Our-marine-environment/Marine-pollution/