Fisheries (Declaration of Motupōhue Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2014

2014/231

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Fisheries (Declaration of Motupōhue Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2014

Pursuant to regulation 20 of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999, the Minister for Primary Industries, after complying with the requirements set out in regulations 18 and 19 of those regulations, gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Fisheries (Declaration of Motupōhue Mātaitai Reserve) Notice 2014.

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

3 Declaration of mātaitai reserve
  • The Minister declares to be a mātaitai reserve (to be known as the Motupōhue Mātaitai Reserve) the area enclosed by a line—

    • (a) commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark at Cable Bay at 46°35.64′S and 168°18.47′E; then

    • (b) proceeding in a straight line in a south-westerly direction to a point offshore at 46°36.20′S and 168°18.15′E; then

    • (c) proceeding in a generally south-easterly then north-easterly direction at a distance of 0.5 nautical miles offshore from the mean high-water mark from all points of the Bluff Hill shoreline to a point offshore approximately south-east of Stirling Point, at 46°37.15′S and 168°22.00′E; then

    • (d) proceeding in a straight line in a north-westerly direction to a point on the mean high-water mark at Stirling Point at 46°36.75′S and 168°21.58′E; then

    • (e) proceeding along the mean high-water mark in a generally south-westerly then north-westerly direction to the point of commencement specified in paragraph (a).

Dated at Wellington this 30th day of June 2014.

Hon Nathan Guy,
Minister for Primary Industries.


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, is made under the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999 (the regulations). This notice declares the area described in clause 3 to be a mātaitai reserve. A mātaitai reserve is an identified traditional fishing ground managed by the tangata whenua through Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki. Commercial fishing is generally prohibited in a mātaitai reserve (with exceptions specified in regulation 24 of the regulations). The Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki of a mātaitai reserve may authorise any individual to take fisheries resources for customary food gathering purposes from within the whole or any part of the mātaitai reserve.The Minister’s appointment of the Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki for the Motupōhue Mātaitai Reserve is to be notified by the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries in accordance with regulation 22 of the regulations.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 July 2014.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.