Code of conduct for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations
Published: November 2013
This code has been established by the Department of Conservation in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders in marine seismic survey operations in New Zealand.
In conjunction with international and domestic stakeholders representing industry, operators, observers and marine scientists, the Department of Conservation has developed the 2013 Code of conduct for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations (the Code) and its Reference document to provide effective, practical mitigation measures for minimising acoustic disturbance of marine mammals during seismic surveys.
The Code has been endorsed as industry best practice by the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).