Pursuant to section 181(9)(b)(ii) of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister for Primary Industries, after complying with section 181(9) of that Act, hereby publishes his decision on the report and recommendations of the Tribunal concerning a taiāpure-local fishery proposal over the fisheries waters surrounding Wakatehāua Island, Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach.
The report and recommendations of the Tribunal has been published as the “Fisheries (Waka-te-hāua Taiāpure-Local Fishery Proposal—Report and Recommendations) Notice (MPI 795)” in the New Zealand Gazette, 27 September 2017, Issue No. 99, Notice No. 2017-go3906.
Decision of the Minister
I have decided to accept the recommendation of the Tribunal that a taiāpure-local fishery be established over the fisheries waters surrounding Wakatehāua Island, from near Te Arai in the south, northwards along the coastline for approximately 4.5km, and offshore approximately 2km.
I have also decided to accept the Tribunal’s recommendation that the committee of management consult with Ngāti Kuri and Ngāi Takoto before recommending any regulations to me. When I appoint a committee of management for the taiāpure-local fishery, I will include the necessary provisions to implement this recommendation.
Dated at Wellington this 13th day of September 2017.
Hon NATHAN GUY, Minister for Primary Industries.