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Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Fisheries (Declaration of Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve Bylaws) Notice 2018 (Notice No. MPI 919)

Pursuant to Regulations 28 and 29 of the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998, the Minister of Fisheries hereby gives the following notice.

Notice

1. Title

This notice may be cited as the Fisheries (Declaration of Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve Bylaws) Notice 2018.

2. Commencement

The bylaw comes into effect 28 days after the date of its notification in the New Zealand Gazette.

3. Interpretation

In this notice:

    1. The term “Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve” means that mātaitai reserve at Mahia Peninsula notified in the Fisheries (Declaration and Notification of Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve and Appointment of Tangata Kaitiaki/Tiaki) Notice 2012 (New Zealand Gazette, 16 August 2012, No. 98, page 2736).
    2. Unless the context requires otherwise, terms have the same meaning as in the interpretation sections of the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 and the Fisheries Act 1996.

4. Approval of Bylaws for the Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve

The Minister of Fisheries has approved the following bylaws for the Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve:

Bylaw 1—Prohibition on Taking Certain Species

A person must not take any of the following species from the Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve:

Beach cast seaweed

Cockles

Conger eel

Deepwater clam

Freshwater eel

Karengo seaweed

Mussels

Packhorse rock lobster

Paua

Pipi

Sea cucumber

Seahorse

Surf clams

Tuatua

Bylaw 2—Prohibition on Taking Spiny Rock Lobster During Closed Season

A person must not, on any day between 1 May and 30 September of any year, take any spiny rock lobster from Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve.

Bylaw 3—Maximum Daily Limit for Spiny Rock Lobster

A person must not, on any day between 1 October and 30 April of any year, take more than 3 spiny rock lobsters from Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve.

Bylaw 4—Prohibition on Taking Kina During Closed Season

A person must not, on any day between 1 April and 30 September of any year, take any kina from Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve.

Bylaw 5—Maximum Daily Limit for Kina

A person must not, on any day between 1 October and 31 March of any year, take more than 25 kina from Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve.

Bylaw 6—Prohibition on Using Underwater Breathing Apparatus

A person must not use underwater breathing apparatus to take fish, shellfish or seaweed from Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve.

Bylaw 7—Prohibition on Using Loops

A person must not use a loop to take spiny rock lobster from Horokaka Mātaitai Reserve.

Dated at Wellington this 1st day of November 2018.

Hon STUART NASH, Minister of Fisheries.