Dept of Conservation: Seismic Surveys Code of Conduct

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.

Marine mammals – Seismic Survey Code of Conduct

Summary

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).

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