Pursuant to section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister of Fisheries, after complying with the requirements of that section, gives the following notice.
This notice is the Fisheries (Te Mata and Waipatukahu Temporary Closure) Notice 2019.
This notice comes into force on 10 January 2020.
3. Revocation of this notice
This notice is revoked on the close of 9 July 2020.
4. Te Mata and Waipatukahu closed in respect of pipi, cockles and mussels
(1) A person must not take pipi, cockles or mussels from the Te Mata and Waipatukahu closure area while this notice is in force.
(2) In this clause—
cockle means a shellfish of the species Chione (Austrovenus) stutchburyi
mussels means a shellfish of the species Perna canaliculus (green-lipped mussel), Xenostrobus pulex (black mussel), Mytilus galloprovincialis (blue mussel), Hyridella menziesii (freshwater mussel), or Atrina zelandica (horse mussel)
pipi means a shellfish of the species Paphies australis
Te Mata and Waipatukahu means all those New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line—
- starting at a point on the mean high-water mark on the northern bank of the Ōtaki Creek mouth (at 36°57.743′S and 175°29.464′E); then
- proceeding in a straight line due west to a point 1 nautical mile offshore from the mean high-water mark (at 36°57.743′S and 175°28.205′E); then
- proceeding along a line in a generally southward direction, every point of which is 1 nautical from the mean high-water mark, to a point offshore (at 36°59.619′S and 175°28.857′E); then
- proceeding in a straight line due east to a point on the mean high-water mark on the southern bank of Diehard Stream mouth (at 36°59.619′S and 175°30.198′E); and then
- proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the starting point.
Dated at Wellington this 19th day of December 2019.
Hon STUART NASH, Minister of Fisheries.