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Proposed marine farm in the Firth of Thames

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand has been requested to make an aquaculture decision on a proposed marine farm in the Firth of Thames. We invite submissions on the proposed marine farm especially from people whose customary, recreational, or commercial fishing may be affected.

Consultation document

Information on the proposed marine farm in the Firth of Thames [PDF, 736 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 5 pm on Friday, 26 February 2021.

Email your submission to

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

Aquaculture and Fisheries Permitting
Fisheries Management
Fisheries New Zealand
Private Bag 14
Nelson 7042.

Submissions are public information

People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must 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 any submissions you have made. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.