Under 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 (Western Taranaki Temporary Closure) Notice 2022.
This notice comes into force on 16 December 2022.
3. Revocation of this notice
This notice is revoked on the close of 15 December 2024.
4. Western Taranaki closed in respect of all shellfish (except rock lobster), conger eels (Conger wilsoni and Conger verreauxi) all seaweed (excluding beach cast seaweed) and all species of anemones.
(1) A person must not take any shellfish (except rock lobster), any conger eels, any seaweed (excluding beach cast seaweed) and any anemones from Western Taranaki while this notice is in force.
(2) In this clause,-
Western Taranaki means all that area of New Zealand fisheries waters enclosed by a line:
- commencing at a point on the mean high-water mark at 39°04.153′S and 174°01.084′E (near the Herekawe Stream mouth); then
- proceeding in a generally southerly direction along the mean high-water mark to a point at 39°29.312′S 173°52.977′E (near the mouth of the Taungatara Stream); then
- proceeding by a straight line in a generally south-westerly direction to a point approximately two nautical miles offshore at 39°30.725′S 173°51.026′E; then
- proceeding in a generally northerly direction by a line, each point of which is 2 nautical miles from the mean-high-water mark, to a point offshore at 39°02.048′S 173°59.596′E then,
- By a straight line proceeding to the starting point.
shellfish means includes all species of the phylum Echinodermata and phylum Mollusca and all species of the class Crustacea at any stage of their life history, whether living or dead.
Dated this 13th day of December 2022.
Hon DAVID PARKER, Minister for Oceans and Fisheries.