Pursuant to section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Operations Manager, Blenheim, Department of Conservation, notifies that he has received a permit application from Agresearch Limited to take, hold, export and import marine mammal items for research purposes.
A copy of the application can be obtained from the Department of Conservation, Christchurch Shared Services Unit, Private Bag 4715, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140, or online at http://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/have-your-say/open-for-your-comment/.
Any person wishing to make a submission on this application can do so by writing to the Operations Manager, Blenhiem, Department of Conservation, c/- Margot Thomson, Christchurch Shared Services Unit, Private Bag 4715, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140, within 28 days after publication of this notice in the New Zealand Gazette.
Unless a person making a submission states to the contrary in the submission, that person will be deemed to give his/her consent to the release under the Official Information Act 1982 of all the information in the submission.
Dated at Blenheim this 24th day of February 2021.
PHIL BRADFIELD, Operations Manager, Blenheim, Department of Conservation.