Application for a marine mammal permit by New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club Incorporated
IntroductionHave your say on an application for a marine mammal permit by the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club Incorporated. Submissions closed 5 pm, 11 October 2022.
This application is notified under regulation 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978. The Minister of Conservation has received an application. It is for a marine mammal permit to organise a maritime event in Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) marine mammal sanctuary (‘to take’).
A permit under the Act is required to authorise activity outside of Part 3 of the Marine Mammal Protection Regulations. Organised events require prior approval from DOC under clause 5(4)(i) of the sanctuary notice 2021.
Applicant: New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club Incorporated
Location of proposed activity: Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) marine mammal sanctuary
Permission type: Permit under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 to take.
Summary of proposal: New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club Incorporated have applied to hold the ‘Coastal Classic’ Yacht Race within the Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) marine mammal sanctuary. The proposed event will run from 2 pm, Friday 21 October until 5 pm, Saturday 22 October 2022 for up to 250 vessels.
How to make a submission
Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. Submissions close at 5 pm on Tuesday, 11 October 2022.
Send us your submission by:
- Prepare your email with the subject line: Submission on New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club Incorporated
- Send it to email@example.com
- Prepare your submission for direct mail
- Add the following address and attention notice:
Department of Conservation
Christchurch Shared Services
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Attention: Michael Dine, Permissions Advisor
- Send it to us by post
Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, you need to state this in writing when making your submission.
Submissions are supplied to the applicant. They can then comment on submissions.
What happens next
After submissions close:
- DOC will analyse and consider all submissions and comments on the submissions.
- DOC will make a recommendation to the Minister of Conservation.
- The Minister of Conservation will make a decision on the application.
No details at this point. Details, such as submissions and the decision outcome, will be added when they are available.
If you have a question about the application or the submission process, contact DOC Permissions Advisor, Michael Dine, at firstname.lastname@example.org