Fisheries (Beach Cast Seaweed Area Prohibition) Amendment Notice 2009

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Fisheries (Beach Cast Seaweed Area Prohibition) Amendment Notice 2009

Pursuant to section 11(4)(b)(i) of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister of Fisheries, after having regard to the matters specified in that section and after consultation in accordance with section 12 of that Act, gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Fisheries (Beach Cast Seaweed Area Prohibition) Amendment Notice 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal notice amended
4 Prohibition on taking beach cast seaweed from coastal areas
  • (1) The item relating to FMA 1 in the table in clause 4 is amended by omitting exceptions (1) to (4) and substituting the following exceptions:

    (1)the coastal area between Houhora Heads (western end of East Beach) (at 34°49.37′S and 173°08.77′E) and Cape Wiwiki (Bay of Islands) (at 35°09.33′S and 174°07.41′E), excluding Rangaunu Harbour, Mangonui Harbour, Whangaroa Harbour, and any area within 1 km of Takou River:
    (2)the coastal area between Cape Brett (at 35°10.33′S and 174°19.87′E) and Pakiri River (at 36°14.51′S and 174°43.54′E), excluding Whangaruru Harbour, Whananaki Estuary, Matapouri Bay, Whangarei Harbour, and any areas within 1 km of Ngunguru River, Horahora River, Pataua River, or Taiharuru River:
    (3)the coastal area between Toroa (Gull) Point (at 36°41.72′S and 174°45.69′E) and Cockle Bay (at 36°53.98′S and 174°57.02′E):
    (4)the coastal area around Great Barrier Island, excluding Whangapoua Harbour, Kiwiriki Bay, and any areas within 1 km of Awana Stream or Kaitoke Stream:
    (5)the coastal area between Orere Point (at 36°57.47′S and 175°14.95′E) and Kaiaua, on the western side of the Firth of Thames (at 37°06.67′S and 175°17.74′E):
    (6)the coastal area between Tararu (at 37°06.79′S and 175°31.13′E) and Cape Runaway (at 37°32.30′S and 177°59.00′E), excluding Colville Bay, Coromandel Harbour, Manaia Harbour, Te Kouma Harbour, Ohiwa Harbour, Maketu Estuary, Waihi Estuary, and also excluding any areas within 1 km of Whakatane River, Waiotahi River, or Waioeka River.

    (2) The item relating to FMA 2 in the table in clause 4 is amended by omitting exceptions (1) and (2) and substituting the following exceptions:

    (1)the coastal area between Cape Runaway (at 37°32.30′S and 177°59.00′E) and Tuaheni Point (at 38°42.48′S and 178°04.16′E):
    (2)the coastal area between the western end of the Wairoa Estuary (at 39°03.85′S and 177°24.96′E) and Turakirae Head (at 41°26.27′S and 174°55.10′E), excluding the coastal area between Blackhead and Blackhead Point, and the areas within 1 km of Mohaka Estuary, Ahuriri Estuary, Waitangi Estuary, Onoke Spit, Cape Palliser, Castlepoint, or Te Aro Huruhuru.

    (3) The item relating to FMA 3 in the table in clause 4 is amended by omitting exceptions (1) to (3) and substituting the following exceptions:

    (1)the coastal area between Haumuri Bluffs (at 42°33.67′S and 173°30.50′E) and Waipara River (at 43°09.23′S and 172°47.82′E):
    (2)the coastal area between Akaroa Head (at 43°53.52′S and 172°53.52′E) and Waitaki River (at 44°56.41′S and 171°08.75′E), excluding the areas within 1 km of Ashburton River, Rangitata River, Washdyke Lagoon, or Wainono Lagoon:
    (3)the coastal area between Cape Wanbrow (at 45°07.31′S and 170°58.86′E) and Shag Point (at 45°27.90′S and 170°49.20′E).

    (4) The item relating to FMA 5 in the table in clause 4 is amended by omitting exceptions (1) and (2) and substituting the following exceptions:

    (1)the coastal area between Waimatuku Stream, east of Riverton (at 46°21.47′S and 168°09.02′E) and Waiau River, Te Waewae Bay (at 46°11.80′S and 167°37.30′E):
    (2)the coastal area between Ackers Point, Stewart Island/Rakiura (at 46°53.80′S and 168°09.80′E) and Lee Bay, Stewart Island/Rakiura (at 46°51.33′S and 168°07.61′E).

    (5) The exception in the item relating to FMA 7 in the table in clause 4 is amended by omitting 42°10.0'S and 173°56.5'E and substituting 42°10.00′S and 173°56.50′E.

    (6) The item relating to FMA 8 in the table in clause 4 is omitted and the following item substituted:

    8All areas except—  the coastal area between Tirua Point (at 38°23.22′S and 174°38.04′E) and Patea River (at 39°46.37′S and 174°29.23′E), excluding any areas within 1 km of Mokau River, Mohakatino Estuary, Tongaporutu River, Mimi Estuary, Urenui Estuary, Waitara Estuary, Waiwhakaiho Estuary, Komene Road Beach, or Oaonui Beach.

    (7) The exception in the item relating to FMA 9 in the table in clause 4 is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 34°31.6′S and 172°43.5′E and substituting 34°31.59′S and 172°43.49′E; and

    • (b) omitting 38°23.2′S and 174°37.9′E and substituting 38°23.22′S and 174°38.04′E.

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of September 2009.

Phil Heatley,
Minister of Fisheries.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, amends the Fisheries (Beach Cast Seaweed Area Prohibition) Notice 2002 to expand the areas open to commercial harvesting of beach cast seaweed in the North Island.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 September 2009.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.