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Aquaculture decision for a proposed marine farm in the Coromandel Marine Farm Zone

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand has been requested to make an aquaculture decision on a proposed marine farm within the Coromandel Marine Farm Zone (CMFZ) located in the inner Hauraki Gulf. Fisheries New Zealand invites submissions from people whose customary, recreational, or commercial fishing may be affected by the proposed marine farm.

Consultation document

Marine farm application in CMFZ – background [PDF, 894 KB]

Related document

In making an aquaculture decision, Fisheries New Zealand assesses the effects of a proposed marine farm area on fishing through the undue adverse effects test (UAE test).

Information sheet on the undue adverse effects test on fishing [PDF, 243 KB]

Making your submission

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 12 September 2023.

Email your submission to

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

Aquaculture and Fisheries Permitting
Verification and Operations
Fisheries New Zealand
Private Bag 14
Nelson 704.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation