Fisheries (Green-lipped Mussel Spat Ratio) Notice 2018

2018/166

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Fisheries (Green-lipped Mussel Spat Ratio) Notice 2018

Pursuant to section 188A of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Director Fisheries Management (acting under a delegation from the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries under the State Sector Act 1988) gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the Fisheries (Green-lipped Mussel Spat Ratio) Notice 2018.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on 30 September 2018 and applies on and from 1 October 2018.

3 Green-lipped mussel spat ratio for Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach

(1)

The ratio set out in subclause (2) must be used to report all seaweed or green-lipped mussel spat taken from Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach.

(2)

For the purpose of determining the weight of green-lipped mussel spat and the weight of seaweed taken from Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach, where spat is taken when attached to seaweed, the spat-to-seaweed ratio is 25:75.

(3)

In this clause, Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach means all New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

(a)

commencing at the mean high-water mark at Tauroa Point (at 35°11.200′S and 173°03.400′E); then

(b)

proceeding due west to the territorial sea boundary (at 35°11.200′S and 172°48.550′E); then

(c)

proceeding in a generally north-easterly then north-westerly direction along the territorial sea boundary to a point on the line of latitude of the mean high-water mark at Scott Point (at 34°31.380′S and 172°24.046′E); then

(d)

proceeding due east to the mean high-water mark at Scott Point (at 34°31.380′S and 172°42.200′E); then

(e)

proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement.

4 Revocation

Dated at Wellington this 10th day of September 2018.

Stuart Anderson,
Director Fisheries Management, Ministry for Primary Industries.

Explanatory note

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

This notice applies on and from 1 October 2018 and sets a spat-to-seaweed ratio of 25:75 for the purpose of determining the weight of green-lipped mussel spat and seaweed taken together from Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach. The previous spat-to-seaweed ratio was 50:50.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 September 2018.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.