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Aquaculture decision in the Bay of Plenty

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand has been requested to make an aquaculture decision on a proposed marine farm in the Bay of Plenty. Fisheries New Zealand invites submissions from people whose customary, recreational, or commercial fishing may be affected by the proposed marine farm.

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).

Consultation documents

Marine farm application in Bay of Plenty – background [PDF, 582 KB]

The undue adverse effects test on fishing – fact sheet [PDF, 243 KB]

Making your submission

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday, 19 April 2021.

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 7042

Submissions are public information

Note that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision Fisheries New Zealand makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.