Fisheries (Marsden Bank and Mair Bank Temporary Closure) Notice 2018

2018/97

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Fisheries (Marsden Bank and Mair Bank Temporary Closure) Notice 2018

Pursuant to section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister of Fisheries, after complying with the requirements of that section, gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the Fisheries (Marsden Bank and Mair Bank Temporary Closure) Notice 2018.

2 Commencement

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

3 Marsden Bank and Mair Bank closed in respect of shellfish

(1)

A person must not take any species of shellfish from Marsden Bank or Mair Bank while this notice is in force.

(2)

In this clause,—

Marsden Bank and Mair Bank means all that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

(a)

commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark at the base of the Marsden Point oil refinery jetty (at 35°50.24′S and 174°29.91′E); then

(b)

proceeding in a north-easterly direction to a point at the seaward end of the Marsden Point oil refinery jetty (at 35°50.21′S and 174°29.95′E); then

(c)

proceeding in a south-easterly direction to the Whangarei Harbour main channel port-hand buoy number 18 (at 35°50.32′S and 174°30.44′E); then

(d)

proceeding in a south-easterly direction to the Whangarei Harbour main channel port-hand buoy number 16 (at 35°50.54′S and 174°30.94′E); then

(e)

proceeding in a south-easterly direction to the Whangarei Harbour main channel port-hand buoy number 14 (at 35°50.76′S and 174°31.19′E); then

(f)

proceeding in a south-westerly direction to a point offshore (at 35°50.86′S and 174°30.50′E); then

(g)

proceeding due west to a point on the mean high-water mark (at 35°50.86′S and 174°29.65′E); then

(h)

proceeding along the mean high-water mark in a generally north-easterly then north-westerly direction to the point of commencement

shellfish includes all species of the phylum Echinodermata and phylum Mollusca and all species of the class Crustacea at any stage of their life history, whether living or dead.

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of May 2018.

Hon Stuart Nash,
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, prohibits the taking of shellfish from Marsden Bank and Mair Bank. Under section 186A(5)(a) of the Fisheries Act 1996, this notice is revoked 2 years after it comes into force (unless sooner revoked).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 June 2018.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.