Have your say on an application by Westland District Council (Hokitika Museum) 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: Westland District Council (Hokitika Museum)
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.

How to make a submission

Submissions closed 5 August 2021 at 11:59 pm.

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.


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


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