A revocation and replacement to this notice was published on 11 April 2023, Notice No. 2023-sl1465.

Notice Type
Secondary Legislation
Notice Title

Fisheries (Waiopuka Temporary Closure) Notice 2022 (Notice No. MPI 1552)

Pursuant to section 186B of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Manager Inshore Fisheries South, Fisheries New Zealand (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.


1 Title

This notice is the Fisheries (Waiopuka Temporary Closure) Notice 2022.

2 Commencement

This notice comes into force on 16 December 2022.

3 Revocation of this Notice

This notice is revoked on the close of 15 December 2023.

4 Area Closed for Taking of Fish, Aquatic Life, or Seaweed

(1) A person must not take any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed from the Waiopuka closure area.

(2) In this clause, Waiopuka closure area means all those South Island fisheries waters enclosed by a line—

  1. commencing at a point at the North Wharf (at 42°24.79′S and 173°42.19′E); then
  2. proceeding in a straight line in a north-easterly direction to a point at Nine Pin Rock (at 42°24.54′S and 173°42.32′E); then
  3. proceeding in a straight line in a south-easterly direction to a point at St Kilda Rocks (at 42°24.80′S and 173°42.80′E); then
  4. proceeding in a straight line in a south-westerly direction to a point (at 42°25.01′S and 173°42.57′E); then
  5. proceeding in straight line in a westerly direction to a point on the coast (at 42°25.02′S and 173°42.50′E); and then
  6. proceeding in a north-westerly direction along the mean high-water springs mark of the coast of the South Island to the point of commencement.

Dated at Dunedin this 2nd day of December 2022.

ALLEN FRAZER, Manager Inshore Fisheries South, for Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries.