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Declaration Notice

Pursuant to Regulation 15 of the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992, I, Sue Cosford, Deputy Director-General, Operations, Department of Conservation, hereby give notice that for a period of 10 years from 2 August 2012, no new permits for commercial operations to view sperm whales along the Kaikoura Coast (defined here as all those waters between the Clarence River Mouth (173°56'E, 42°10'S) and the Waiau River Mouth (173°22'E, 42°47'S) and extending out due east to 25 nautical miles from the shore) shall be granted.
This declaration does not apply to any applications to renew existing sperm whale viewing permits for the Kaikoura Coast.
Dated at Wellington this 26th day of July 2012.
SUE COSFORD, Deputy Director-General, Operations (pursuant to Instruments of Delegation dated the 24th day of September 2010 and the 2nd day of November 2011).