Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011

91 Obligation on Minister of Fisheries

(1)

If a customary marine title group lodges a planning document with the Minister of Fisheries, the Minister must, on and after the date that the planning document is registered, have regard to the planning document to the extent that it is relevant to fisheries management when setting or varying sustainability measures under section 11(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996 if these measures apply to an area that includes, wholly or in part, the customary marine title area of the group.

(2)

This section—

(a)

does not extend the scope of the rights conferred by section 85 or 86 or give a customary marine title group the right to include fisheries or other matters in a planning document; and

(b)

relates only to matters—

(i)

included in a planning document that are provided for by the Resource Management Act 1991; and

(ii)

that are relevant to fisheries management.