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 (Waiheke Island Temporary Closure) Notice 2021.
This notice comes into force on 1 December 2021.
3. Revocation of This Notice
This notice is revoked on the close of 30 November 2023.
4. Waiheke Island Closed in Respect of Scallops, Mussels, Rock Lobster and Pāua
(1) A person must not take scallops, mussels, rock lobster or pāua from the Waiheke Island closure area while this notice is in force.
(2) In this clause:
scallops – means the shellfish of the species Pecten novaezelandiae.
mussels – means the shellfish of the species Perna canaliculus (green-lipped mussel), Xenostrobus pulex (black mussel), Mytilus galloprovincialis (blue mussel), or Atrina zelandica (horse mussel).
rock lobster - means the crustacea of the species Jasus edwardsii (rock lobster) and Jasus verreauxi (packhorse lobster).
pāua – means the shellfish of the species Haliotis iris (blackfoot pāua) and Haliotis australis (yellowfoot pāua).
Waiheke Island closure area means all those New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line:
- starting at a point offshore at the southwest corner of Te Matuku Marine Reserve, at 36°51.722′S and 175°07.393′E; then
- proceeding in a straight line for approximately 400m in a south-westerly direction to a point offshore at 36°51.818′S and 175°07.142′E; then
- proceeding in a clockwise direction around Waiheke Island, every point of which is 1 nautical mile from the mean high-water mark of Waiheke Island, until a point on the mean high-water mark of Pakatoa Island at 36°47.700'S and 175°11.688'E; then
- proceeding in an anticlockwise direction around Pakatoa Island, along the mean high-water mark, to a point on the mean high-water mark at the southernmost point of Pakatoa Island at 36°48.013'S and 175°11.758'E; then
- proceeding in a straight line for approximately 7.4km to a point offshore on the boundary of Te Matuku Marine Reserve at 36°51.286′S and 175°08.887′E; then
- proceeding in a straight line in a west south-westerly direction to the starting point.
The Waiheke Island closure area excludes those fisheries waters in the Te Matuku Marine Reserve defined in the Marine Reserve (Te Matuku) Order 2005.
Dated this 17th day of November 2021.
Hon DAVID PARKER, Minister for Oceans and Fisheries.