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
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.
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