Pursuant to section 186B of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Director Fisheries Management (acting pursuant to a delegation from the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries under the Public Service Act 2020), after complying with the requirements of that section, gives the following notice.
This notice is the Fisheries (Ōkahu 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. Ōkahu Closed in Respect of Pāua
(1) A person must not take blackfoot pāua or yellowfoot pāua from the Ōkahu closure area while this notice is in force.
(2) In this clause:
blackfoot pāua means shellfish of the species Haliotis iris.
yellowfoot pāua means shellfish of the species Haliotis australis.
(3) Ōkahu closure area means all those South Island fisheries waters enclosed by a line:
- starting at a point on the mean high-water mark at Homminy Point (at 43°58.447′S and 168°34.065′E); then
- proceeding in a straight line in a northerly direction for approximately 725m to a point offshore (at 43°58.057′S and 168°34.025′E); then
- proceeding in a straight line in a north-easterly direction to a point offshore approximately 675m to the north of Jackson Head (at 43°57.216′S and 168°37.601′E); then
- proceeding in a straight line in a south-easterly direction to a point on the mean high-water mark at Neil’s Beach (at 43°59.742′S and 168°39.457′E); then
- proceeding along the mean high-water mark in a generally north-westerly direction to the starting point.
Dated at Wellington this 26th day of November 2021.
EMMA TAYLOR, Director Fisheries Management, Ministry for Primary Industries (acting under delegated authority).