Pursuant to Regulation 22 of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999, the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries gives the following notice:
Pursuant to Regulation 20, by a notice published in the
New Zealand Gazette, 10 June 2010, No. 64, page 1850,
the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture declared a mataitai reserve over fisheries waters to the north and southwest of Pikomamaku (Womens Island), on the east side of Stewart Island.
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in an instrument dated on the 31st day of May 2010, appointed Graeme Metzger and Michael Stevens as Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki for the mataitai reserve.
The appointment is for a term of five years.
The mataitai reserve and appointment of Tangata
Tiaki/Kaitiaki take effect on 8 July 2010.
The Pikomamaku Mataitai Reserve consists of two separate areas described as follows:
Area 1: All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line which at every point is along the mean high water mark (MHWM) and within the gulch way (channel) between the north side of Pikomamaku (Womens Island) and the adjacent islet. Area 1 is approximately 0.002 square kilometres (110 metres long and 30 metres wide at the widest point).
Area 2: All that area of New Zealand fisheries waters, approximately 0.04 square kilometres, along the
south-west side of Pikomamaku enclosed by a line:
(a) commencing on the MHWM on the southern tip of Pikomamaku at 46°49.52'S and 168°14.69'E; then
(b) proceeding due south to a point 150 metres offshore from the point of commencement; then
(c) proceeding in a generally north-westerly direction along a line which at every point is 150 metres offshore from the MHWM to a point due west
of the northern entrance to Water Well Bay
(the 46°49.44'S line of latitude); then
(d) proceeding due east to a point on the MHWM on the northern entrance to Water Well Bay at 46°49.44'S and 168°14.64'E; and then
(e) proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction along the MHWM to the point of commencement.
Commercial fishing within the mataitai reserve is prohibited under Regulation 24(2) of the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999.
The Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki may authorise any individual to take fish, aquatic life or seaweed for customary food gathering purposes from within the whole or any part of the mataitai reserve.
No fishing for customary food gathering purposes may take place in the mataitai reserve without authorisation from the Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of June 2010.
RANDALL BESS, acting under delegated authority from the Chief Executive, Ministry of Fisheries.