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Source: Ministry for Primary Industries

Closing Date:

Contact: Fisheries management – spatial planning and allocations

Your views sought

Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki Trust has requested a further temporary closure to the harvest of cockles, from Umupuia Beach, Clevedon, east of Auckland. Fisheries New Zealand invites submissions about the request from persons who have an interest in the cockle stock or the effects of fishing in the area.

Find out more about temporary closures

Map of the proposed closure area

Proposed Umupuia Beach temporary closure [PDF, 307 KB]

Area boundaries

The approximate area of the proposed temporary closure includes all those fisheries waters within the following lines:

  • commencing at the mean high water springs at Te Puea at the western end of the beach known as Umupuia Beach (at 36°53.77’S and 175°03.82’E); then
  • proceeding in a straight line in a south-easterly direction to Whakakaiwhara Point (at 36°54.05’S and 174°05.88’E); then
  • proceeding along the mean high water springs to the point of commencement.

Document asking for the closure

Download a copy of the request from the Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki Trust [PDF, 262 KB] 

Making your submission

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday 9 November 2020.

Email your submission to

Public notice about the request

A public notice about the call for submissions is scheduled to appear in the New Zealand Herald on Saturday, 3 October 2020.

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it’s commercially sensitive or it’s personal information. However, any decision Fisheries New Zealand makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.