Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 186B of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has received a request from Te Rūnanga o Kaikoura for a further two-year temporary closure at Wakatu Quay, Kaikoura to the take of any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed. The current temporary closure is due to expire on 17 August 2014.
The temporary closure includes the South Island fisheries waters enclosed by a line commencing at a point at the North Wharf (at 42˚24.79’S and 173˚42.19’E); then proceeding in a north-easterly direction to a point at Nine Pin Rock (at 42˚24.54’S and 173˚42.32’E); then proceeding in a south-easterly direction to a point at St Kilda Rocks (at 42˚24.80’S and 173˚42.80’E); then proceeding in a south-westerly direction to a point (at 42˚25.01’S and 173˚42.57’E; then proceeding in a westerly direction to a point on the coast (at 42˚25.02’S and 173˚42.50’E); then proceeding in a north-westerly direction along the mean high-water springs mark of the coast of the South Island to the point of commencement.
A detailed map of the proposed area is available for download below, or by contacting MPI at the address below.
Written submissions in response to this request are invited from persons who have an interest in the species concerned or in the effects of fishing in the area.
A public notice calling for written submissions will be published in The Marlborough Express and the Kaikoura Star on 23 April 2014.
A copy of the public notice is available to download below.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 23 May 2014.
Submissions should be sent to:
Fisheries Management - Spatial Allocations
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526, Wellington 6140
Or by email to: FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz
Note: All submissions are subject to the Official Information Act 1982 (“the OIA”) and can be released, if requested. If you have specific reasons for wanting to have your submission withheld, please set out your reasons in the submission. MPI will consider those reasons when making any assessment for release of submissions if requested under the OIA.reasons in the submission. MPI will consider those reasons when making any assessment for release of submissions if requested under the OIA.