Objective 8-3, Policy 8-6 and the associated methods (information and advocacy) set out a framework for maintaining and enhancing water quality in the CMA. Water quality in the CMA should be managed consistently with the approach taken in Chapter 5 for freshwater resources. Water Management Zones* and Water Management Sub-zones* have been used to recognise the difference in water quality between estuary areas and the open sea. Water quality targets have been set for each Water Management Zone* or Water Management Sub-zone* (in Schedule I: Part C) to act as a guide to decision-makers.