Fisheries (Umupuia Beach Temporary Closure) Notice 2018


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Fisheries (Umupuia Beach 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.


1 Title

This notice is the Fisheries (Umupuia Beach Temporary Closure) Notice 2018.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on 19 December 2018.

3 Umupuia Beach closed in respect of cockles


A person must not take cockles from Umupuia Beach while this notice is in force.


In this clause,—

cockle means a shellfish of the species Chione (Austrovenus) stutchburyi

Umupuia Beach means all those New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—


commencing at the mean high-water springs at Te Puea at the western end of the beach known as Umupuia Beach (at 36°53.77′S and 175°03.82′E); then


proceeding in a straight line in a south-easterly direction to Whakakaiwhara Point (at 36°54.05′S and 175°05.88′E); then


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

Dated at Wellington this 10th day of December 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 19 December 2018, prohibits the taking of cockles from Umupuia Beach during the period starting on 19 December 2018 and ending on 18 December 2020. This notice is revoked on the close of 18 December 2020 by section 186A(5)(a) of the Fisheries Act 1996 (which provides that a notice of this type may be in force for a period of not more than 2 years and, unless sooner revoked, is revoked at the end of that 2-year period).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 December 2018.

This notice is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.