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Proposed further temporary fishing closure of Umupuia Beach, Manukau, to the harvest of cockles (tuangi)

Your views sought

The Ngāi Tai Umupuia Te Waka Totara Trust, on behalf of Ngāi Tai and the Umupuia Marae, has requested a further 2-year temporary closure of Umupuia Beach to the harvest of cockles (tuangi). The current temporary closure is due to expire on 24 September 2016.

The Ministry for Primary Industries invites written submissions on the request from persons having an interest in the species concerned, or in the effects of fishing in the area concerned.

What's being proposed?

The proposed temporary closure covers the New Zealand fisheries waters at Umupuia Beach landwards of a straight line from Te Puea (at the western end of Umupuia Beach) to Whakakaiwhara Point (at the eastern end of Umupuia Beach). The area of the proposed temporary closure is about 1.4 square kilometres.

The area would be closed to the harvest of cockles (tuangi). No other fisheries would be affected by the closure.

The proposal

Copies of the proposal and map are available on request by either:

Fisheries Management
Attention: Dave Scranney, Customary Fisheries & Spatial Allocations
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Making a submission

Email your submission to:

You can also post your submission to:

Fisheries Management – Customary Fisheries and Spatial Allocations
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 4 July 2016.

Submissions are public information

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