Pursuant to section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, after complying with the requirements of that section, gives the following notice.
This notice is the Fisheries (Waimārama Temporary Closure) Notice 2020.
This notice comes into force on 23 December 2020.
3. Revocation of This Notice
This notice is revoked on the close of 22 December 2022.
4. Waimārama Closed in Respect of Blackfoot Pāua
(1) A person must not take blackfoot pāua from the Waimārama closure area while this notice is in force.
(2) In this clause—
pāua means the shellfish of the species Haliotis iris.
Waimārama means all those New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line –
- starting at a point on the mean high-water mark at Whakapau Point at 39°41.019′S and 177°03.793′E; then
- proceeding in a straight line in an east-south-easterly direction for two nautical miles to a point offshore at 39°41.542′S and 177°06.296′E; then
- proceeding along a line in a generally south-south-westerly direction, every point of which is two nautical miles from the mean high-water mark, to a point offshore at 39°52.511′S and 177°01.427′E; then
- proceeding in a straight line in a west-north-westerly direction to a point on the mean high-water mark at Huarau at 39°52.003′S and 176°58.913′E; then
- proceeding in a generally north-north-easterly direction along the mean-high-water mark to the starting point.
Dated at Wellington this 11th day of December 2020.
Hon DAVID PARKER, Minister for Oceans and Fisheries.