Pursuant to Regulation 15(3) of the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992, and pursuant to an Instrument of Delegation dated 9 September 2015 from the Director-General of Conservation, I, Michael Slater, Deputy Director-General, Operations, Department of Conservation, hereby give notice that for a period of five years from 20 November 2020, no new permits shall be granted to view dusky dolphins, or swim with dusky dolphins, in all those waters along the Kaikōura Coast, between the Clarence River Mouth (173°56′ east, 42°10′ south) and the Waiau River Mouth (173°22′ east, 42°47′ south) and extending out due east to 25 nautical miles from the shore. This declaration does not apply to:
- applications to renew or amend existing dolphin permits for the Kaikōura Coast;
- applications for kayaks that are launched from shore at Kaikōura Peninsula;
- applications for viewing by aircraft;
- applications from existing holders to extend the area of operation if no other changes are made.
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of November 2020.
MICHAEL SLATER, Deputy Director-General, Operations, Department of Conservation.