Have your say on an application by BC Natural History & Factual Productions Ltd for a marine mamal permit for filming. Submissions close 13 June 2018 .

Pursuant to section 5 (5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, DOC notifies it has received a permit application from BBC Natural History & Factual Productions Ltd to take marine mammals for the purpose of filming.

Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act 1978, the term 'take' includes the disturbing of marine mammals.

How to submit

Submissions on the application should be sent to:

Operations Manager, Invercargill,
Department of Conservation
Christchurch Shared Services
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140

Attention: Nicki Mardle


Submissions will be accepted up to and including 13 June 2018. 

Submissions are part of a statutory process and may be commented on by the applicant.

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.

View the application

Application from BBC Natural History & Factual Productions Ltd  (PDF, 205K)

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