Introduction

Have your say on an application by Jet Junkies Limited for a marine mammal permit for the purpose of commercial vessel based marine mammal viewing in Lyttelton Harbour and surrounding heads. Submissions closed Tuesday 15 February 2022.

Submissions closed 15 February 2022.

This application is notified under regulation 11(1) of the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a marine mammal permit for a term of five years.

Application details

Applicant: Jet Junkies Limited
Location of proposed activity: Lyttelton Harbour
Permission type: Marine mammal permit
Summary of proposal: The application is for commercial vessel based marine mammal viewing in Lyttelton Harbour and the surrounding heads.
Application documents:

Submissions

A total of 216 submissions were received. Of those, 7 support granting the application, 207 oppose it, and 2 submissions are neutral. The submissions and their attachments can be viewed from the links below.

Submissions have been compiled into 5 PDF documents and page numbers have been added. Note: If the submission had a PDF attachment, we have not added our own page number to that PDF attachment. 

You can review the index to find a submitter name, then view the relevant file and page number to find their submission.

Redactions of contact details, and other information, have been made in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 as shown.

What happens next

  1. DOC has analysed and considered the submissions using the criteria and requirements under the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992, specifically regulations 6 and 7.  
  2. DOC will fully assess the application under the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992 and in light of our section 4 treaty obligations.
  3. A recommendation will be made to a decision maker about whether or not to grant a permit under the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992.
  4. The decision maker will decide whether or not to grant the permit.

Decision

Once a decision has been made the outcome of that decision will be published on this webpage.

Contact

If you have a question about the application or the submission process you can contact Michael Dine, Permissions Advisor.

Email: permissionschristchurch@doc.govt.nz

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