Fisheries (Maunganui Bay Temporary Closure) Notice 2018

2018/197

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Fisheries (Maunganui Bay 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 (Maunganui Bay Temporary Closure) Notice 2018.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on 14 October 2018.

3 Revocation of this notice

This notice is revoked on the close of 13 October 2020.

4 Maunganui Bay closed in respect of any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed (except kina) for 2 years

(1)

A person must not take any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed (except kina) from Maunganui Bay while this notice is in force.

(2)

In this clause,—

kina

(a)

means a shellfish of the species Evechinus chloroticus (also known as sea egg); and

(b)

includes the shellfish of the species Centrostephanus rodgersii (also known as purple urchin)

Maunganui Bay means all those New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

(a)

commencing at Kariparipa Point (at 35°11.350′S and 174°17.550′E); then

(b)

proceeding in a straight line due west to a point at 35°11.350′S and 174°17.505′E; then

(c)

proceeding in a straight line in a south-westerly direction to a point off the western side of Motuwheteke Island (at 35°12.010′S and 174°17.280′E); then

(d)

proceeding in a straight line in a south-south-easterly direction to a point at 35°12.265′S and 174°17.310′E; then

(e)

proceeding in a straight line due east to the mean high-water mark; then

(f)

proceeding along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement.

Dated at Wellington this 10th day of October 2018.

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 prohibits the taking of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed (except kina) from Maunganui Bay. It comes into force on 14 October 2018 and is revoked at the end of 13 October 2020.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 October 2018.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.