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Proposal to Protect the Oceanic Whitetip Shark

The Ministry for Primary Industries (the Ministry) seeks feedback from stakeholders on a proposal to prohibit the taking of oceanic whitetip sharks in New Zealand fisheries waters and by New Zealand flagged vessels operating on the high seas (joint proposal with the Department of Conservation) 

Download Whitetip Shark Initial Position Paper [PDF, 94 KB]

For more information or any queries on the content of the documents please contact Arthur Hore at (09) 820 7686 or  

If you would like a hard copy of the documents to be sent to you, please contact Kara McKelvey at (04) 819 4372 or  

Please note: The closing date for submissions is 4pm Wednesday 22 August 2012.

Written submissions should be sent directly to:
Kara McKelvey
Ministry of Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140

or emailed to