Protecting New Zealand’s maritime security

Published: 01 February 2022

The Maritime Security Strategy: Te Kaitiakitanga o Tangaroa ensures New Zealand has a maritime security sector that is able to continue to secure New Zealand’s marine economic, cultural and environmental interests for future generations.

The Strategy provides direction for the maritime security sector that contributes to New Zealand’s national security through a common approach, which coordinates investment decisions and resource prioritisation amongst different bodies and agencies.

MBIE is the lead agency responsible for illegal interference in maritime infrastructure, and preventing a maritime mass arrival of irregular migrants, both of which are components of the Strategy.

More information can be found on the Ministry of Transport website:

Maritime Security Strategy: Te Kaitiakitanga o Tangaroa(external link) — Ministry of Transport

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