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Application to Film Marine Mammals

Pursuant to section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, the Minister of Conservation notifies that he received an application from
Maxwell Quinn
on 27 November 2009 to film and photograph marine mammals underwater.
The filming and photography is proposed to occur in International Antarctic waters south of 60°S and between 150°E and 150°W, including waters of the Ross Sea and Balleny Islands, for use in the production of a natural history documentary of the joint Australian - New Zealand Antarctic Whale Expedition.
This activity has the potential to disturb marine mammals and therefore will require a permit.
A copy of the application can be obtained from the Department of Conservation, Aquatic & Threats Unit,
PO Box 10420, Wellington 6143.
Any person wishing to make a submission on this application can do so by writing to the Manager, Aquatic
& Threats Unit, Department of Conservation, PO Box 10420, Wellington 6143, within 28 days after publication of this notice.
Unless a person making a submission states to the contrary in the submission, that person will be deemed to give his/her consent to the release under the Official Information Act 1982 of all the information in the submission.
Dated this 21st day of December 2009.
JEFF FLAVELL, Manager Aquatic & Threats Unit (pursuant to an instrument of delegation dated 11 July 2007).