Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua has applied for a mātaitai reserve at Orari, South Canterbury.
Fisheries New Zealand and Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua will hold a public meeting to discuss the application and invite submissions on the proposal from the local community.
The consultation closes on 5 PM on Monday the 7th of August 2023.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.
After the local community consultation period has closed, Fisheries New Zealand will hold a second consultation. The second consultation will invite submissions from persons who take fish, aquatic life or seaweed, or own quota, and whose ability to take such fish, aquatic life or seaweed, or whose ownership interest in quota may be affected by the proposed mātaitai reserve.
MPI Consultation Document - Map of the proposed Orari Mātaitai Reserve
MPI Consultation Document - Application from Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua for the Orari Mātaitai Reserve