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Draft facility standard for ornamental fish and marine invertebrates

What's being proposed

The transitional facility standard for ornamental fish and marine invertebrates has been amended. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like your feedback on the proposed changes in this standard.

A transitional facility standard sets out the requirements in relation to building, maintaining and operating a transitional facility, and describes how a place becomes approved to this kind of facility.

MPI must consult with interested parties in accordance with section 39(1A) of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (the Act) and MPI's consultation policy before issuing or amending facility standards under section 39 of the Act.

Draft transitional facility standard document

A draft facility standard for ornamental fish and marine invertebrates has been issued for public consultation and comment:

How to make a submission

Comments on the draft document should be sent to MPI by close of business on 13 January 2016. MPI prefers to get submissions by email to

However, written submissions can also be posted to:

Animal Imports: Transitional Facilities for Animal Products Consultation
Animal and Animal Products Directorate
Regulation and Assurance Branch
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
New Zealand

Fax: +64 4 894 0733

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of this discussion document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation’s name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address and email).

Submissions received by the closure date will be considered for the final issue of this facility standard. Submissions received after the closure date may be held on file for consideration when the issued standard is next revised or reviewed.

Submissions are public information

Note, that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.