Aquaculture & Fisheries
Pragmatic solutions
Wynn Williams has a diverse knowledge base across various areas, including aquaculture, fisheries, resource management, environmental, commercial and Māori law.

We provide specialist advice on:
  • obtaining and compliance with coastal permits to use and/or occupy the coastal marine area
  • the transfer of coastal permits
  • the transfer of quota under the Fisheries Act
  • due diligence advice related to the sale or purchase of businesses carrying out aquaculture activities
  • implications of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011
  • implications of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement




Wellington Fish and Game Council v Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council [2017] NZEnvc 37 – summary of the One Plan Declarations

This decision of the Environment Court concerns an application for various declarations made by Wellington Fish and Game Council and the Environmental Defence Society Inc, that the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council has been failing to correctly implement the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Plan.

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Have Your Say on the Marlborough Environment Plan

The Marlborough District Council notified the proposed Marlborough Environment Plan (MEP) on 9 June 2016. Now is your opportunity to have your say by lodging a submission.

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A New Marine Protected Areas Act: Does More Flexibility Result In Better Protection?

In January 2016, the Ministers for Primary Industries, Conservation, and the Environment announced plans to improve the management of New Zealand's oceans by implementing a revised system of marine protected areas designed to improve and build upon management systems which already exist.

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Successful Judicial Review proceedings for Akaroa Marine Protection Society

The Akaroa Harbour Marine Protection Society Inc (the "Society") made an application in 1995 seeking a marine reserve within the Akaroa Harbour. The Minister of Conservation (the "Minister") declined the application on the basis that the reserve would unduly interfere with or adversely affect existing recreational use of the area, particularly for recreational fishing.

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Aquaculture Reform

The Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Bill (No 3) was introduced in Parliament on 16 November 2010.  It has been referred to the Primary Production select committee, with submissions due by Friday 11 February 2011.

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