Introduction

The deadline for public comments for the Department of Conservation’s review of Kaikoura sperm whale tourism has been extended by two weeks to Friday 11 May 2012.

Date:  05 April 2012

The deadline for public comments for the Department of Conservation’s review of Kaikoura sperm whale tourism has been extended by two weeks to Friday 11 May 2012.

DOC has extended the date from the previous closure date of Friday 27 April in response to requests for the additional time from intending submitters of comments.

A scientific research report on the impacts of commercial whale watching on Kaikoura’s sperm whales and a report of DOC's preliminary findings and draft recommendations to comment on can be found on the consultation section of this website:

Written comments can be emailed to: nelson-marlboroughco@doc.govt.nz or posted to:   

Kaikoura sperm whale tourism review
Department of Conservation
Private Bag 5
Nelson

The review will determine how commercial whale watching off Kaikoura is to be managed in the interests of the sperm whales. It is being carried out ahead of the expiry of a 10-year suspension of new permits for the activity.

Contact

Trish Grant, DOC Nelson Marlborough media advisor, ph: +64 3 546 3146.

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