Have your say on an application by Coromandel Ocean Adventures for a commercial vessel based marine mammal viewing permit. Submissions closed 17 December 2021.

Submissions closed 17 December 2021.

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 three years.

Application details

Applicant: Coromandel Ocean Adventures Limited
Location of Proposed Activity: Tairua Harbour including Hot Water Beach, the Alderman Islands, and Slipper Island.
Permission Type: Marine Mammal Permit
Summary of Proposal: The application is for commercial vessel based marine mammal viewing off the coast of Tairua.

Application documents: Coromandel Ocean Adventures application form (PDF, 7,459K)

How to make a submission

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

Submissions closed 11:59 pm Friday 17 December.

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 Coromandel Ocean Adventures Limited. They can then comment on submissions.

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.


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


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