Pursuant to section 11 of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister for Primary Industries, after having regard to the matters specified in sections 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12, gives the following notice.
N o t i c e
1. Title—This notice is the Fisheries (Ngunguru Estuary Cockle and Pipi Harvest Closure) Notice 2015.
2. Interpretation—In this notice:
Cockle means any shellfish of the species Austrovenus stutchburyi.
Ngunguru Estuary means that area of the New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line that:
- commences at the eastern edge of the entrance to the Ngunguru River at 35°37.780′S and 174°30.985′E; then
- proceeds due west to the tip of the sand spit on the other side of the Ngunguru River at 35°37.780′S and 174°30.760′E; then
- proceeds in a south-westerly and westerly direction, following the mean high-water tide mark to a point at 35°38.665′S and 174°29.555′E on the south bank of the Ngunguru River; then
- proceeds due north to the northern bank of the Ngunguru River to a point at the end of Papaka Road at 35°38.250′S and 174°29.555′E and follows the mean high-water tide mark to the point of commencement.
Pipi means any shellfish of the species Paphies australis.
3. Commencement—This notice comes into force on 7 January 2016.
4. Ngunguru Estuary closed for the taking of cockles and pipi—A person must not take cockle or pipi from the Ngunguru Estuary, or possess cockle or pipi taken from the Ngunguru Estuary, while this notice is in force.
5. Customary Fishing—This notice does not restrict the taking of fish, aquatic life or seaweed taken in accordance with:
- Regulations 50 and 51 of the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013; or
- Regulation 52 of the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013; or
- The Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of December 2015.
Hon NATHAN GUY, Minister for Primary Industries.