Application for a proposed mātaitai reserve at Cape Runaway

Closing Date:
Contact: Spatial planning and allocations team

Your views sought

Te Whānau a Kauaetangohia Hapū has applied for a mātaitai reserve at Cape Runaway. Fisheries New Zealand invites submissions from persons having a fishing interest in the stock or stocks in the proposed mātaitai reserve area.  

Earlier consultation

Te Whānau a Kauaetangohia Hapū and Fisheries New Zealand have previously consulted with the local community on the application.

What's being proposed?

The application is seeking approval for a proposed Kauaetangohia mātaitai reserve.

Boundaries of the proposed reserve

The fisheries waters:

  • starting at a point on the mean high-water mark at 37o37.150’S and 177o56.770’E (near Mangatoetoe stream mouth); then
  • by a line in a due north direction to a point approximately 6 nautical miles offshore at 37o31.143’S and 177o56.770’E; then
  • proceeding in a generally easterly direction by a line, each point of which is 2 nautical miles from the mean high-water mark, to a point offshore at 37o30.533’S and 178o05.262’E; then
  • by a line in a due south direction to a point on the mean high-water mark at 37o32.580’S and 178o05.262’E; then
  • by a line proceeding a generally south-westerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the starting point.

Proposed Kauaetangohia mātaitai reserve map [PDF, 3.4 MB]

Application document

Download a copy of the application [PDF, 5.9 MB]

Copies of the application are also available on request by:

  • emailing FMsubmissions@mpi.govt.nz
  • writing to Fisheries Management – Spatial Planning and Allocations, Fisheries New Zealand, PO Box 2526, Wellington 6140.

Public notices

Public notices about the call for written submissions are scheduled to appear in The Whakatane Beacon on 7 September and The Opotiki News on 11 September 2018.

Making your submission

The closing date for written submissions from persons having a fishing interest in the stock or stocks in the proposed mātaitai reserve area is 8 October 2018.

Email your submission to FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz

You can also post your submission to:

Fisheries Management – Spatial Planning and Allocations
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

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