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What you need to know

As the lead agency for maritime security policy in New Zealand, we chair the Maritime Security Oversight Committee and host a small cross-sector team to implement the Maritime Security Strategy.

The Maritime Security Oversight Committee is made up of 11 Government agencies and is part of the national security system. It is responsible for overseeing New Zealand's maritime security arrangements.

National Security Systems Handbook (Department of Prime Minster and Cabinet website)

We published the Maritime Security Strategy in December 2020.

The work to date

Dec 2020

Maritime Security Strategy published

The Maritime Security Strategy 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.

More information and related documents