Have your say on an application by Rakiura Charters Limited to view marine mammals by motorised vessel around Stewart Island. Submissions closed 10 November 2021.

Submissions closed 10 November 2021.

This application is notified under regulation 11(1) of the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992. The Director-General of Conservation has received an application for a marine mammal permit.

Application details

Applicant: Rakiura Charters Limited
Location of proposed activity: Stewart Island, excluding the South West Coastal Marine Area
Permission type: Marine mammal permit
Summary of proposal: The application is to amend an existing permit by adding an additional vessel to undertake commercial vessel-based viewing of marine mammals around Stewart Island, excluding the South West Coastal Marine Area.
Application documents:

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 on 10 November 2021.

Once submitted, submissions are supplied to Rakiura Charters Limited. They can then comment on submissions.

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 Kimberly Uetz, Permissions Advisor.


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