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Request for a further temporary closure of Umupuia Beach, Clevedon, to the harvest of cockles

Your views sought

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust has requested a further temporary closure to the take of cockles from Umupuia Beach, Clevedon (Auckland). The request is for a 2-year closure.

Fisheries New Zealand invites written submissions in response to the request from people who have an interest in the species concerned or in the effects of fishing in the area concerned.

Section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996 allows the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries to temporarily close an area, or temporarily restrict or prohibit the use of any fishing method in respect of an area, if satisfied that the closure, restriction, or prohibition will recognise and provide for the use and management practices of tangata whenua in the exercise of non-commercial fishing rights.

Find out more about temporary closures

The closure request

Request for further temporary fishing closure of Umupuia beach, Clevendon [PDF, 135 KB]

The proposed closure area

The approximate area of the proposed temporary closure includes all those fisheries waters within the following lines:

  • commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark at Te Puea at the western end of the beach known as Umupuia Beach (at 36°53.774′S and 175°03.805′E), then
  • proceeding in a straight line in a south-easterly direction to a point on the mean high-water mark at Whakakaiwhara Point (at 36°54.010′S and 175°05.910′E), then
  • proceeding along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement.

Map of the proposed temporary closure [PDF, 1023 KB]

Making your submission

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31 October 2022.

Email your submission to

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

Spatial Planning and Allocations
Fisheries Management
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Public notice

A public notice about the call for submissions is scheduled to appear in the NZ Herald on Wednesday, 14 September 2022.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation