Pursuant to section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Operations Manager, South Westland, notifies that he has received a permit application from Artbay Gallery Limited to export a sperm whale bone carving.
A copy of the application can be obtained from the Department of Conservation, Christchurch Shared Services Unit, Private Bag 4715, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140.
Any person wishing to make a submission on this application can do so by writing to the Operations Manager, South Westland, c/o Bethan Parry, Christchurch Shared Services Unit, Private Bag 4715, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140, within 28 days from the date of publication of this notice in the New Zealand Gazette.
Unless a person making a submission states to the contrary in the submission, that person will be deemed to give their consent to the release under the Official Information Act 1982 of all the information in the submission.
Dated at Franz Josef this 7th day of November 2016.
W. COSTELLO, Operations Manager.