Have your say on an application by The Chatham Islands Museum and Cultural Heritage Charitable Trust to hold marine mammal parts. Submissions closed 5 August 2021

Submissions closed 5 August 2021

This application is notified under section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978. The Director-General of Conservation has received an application for a marine mammal permit.

Application details

Applicant: The Chatham Islands Museum and Cultural Heritage Charitable Trust
Permission type: Marine mammal permit
Summary of proposal: The application is for a new permit to hold marine mammal parts in the museum’s collection.
Application documents:

Chatham Islands Museum application form (PDF, 365K)

How to make a submission

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal.

Submissions closed 5 August 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Send us your submission

Send your submission by email or post. You'll get a confirmation email or letter when a submission has been received.
Subject line: Submission on The Chatham Islands Museum and Cultural Heritage Charitable Trust permit application.

Department of Conservation
Christchurch Shared Services
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch Mail Centre
Christchurch 8140

Attention: Bethan Parry, Permissions Advisor

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, state this in writing when making your submission.

What happens next

After submissions close:

  1. DOC will analyse and consider all submissions and comments on the submissions.
  2. DOC will make a recommendation to the Minister of Conservation.
  3. 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 you can contact Bethan Parry, Permissions Advisor.


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