Administration

98 Registers

(1)

The chief executive shall keep the following registers:

(a)

a register to be called the Fishing Vessel Register:

(b)

a register to be called the Permit Register:

(c)

a register to be called the High Seas Permit Register.

(2)

The registers may be kept in the form of information stored by means of a computer.

(3)

The registers may be kept in conjunction with any other register required to be kept under this Act.

(4)

The Crown owns all information contained in the Fishing Vessel Register or the Permit Register or the High Seas Permit Register that is required by this Act to be contained in that register.

(5)

The chief executive shall, by notice in the Gazette, appoint the places at which the registers are to be located and state the hours when they are to be open for inspection by the public.

(6)

Without limiting anything in section 297, regulations under that section may provide for the operation of registers under this section, including the electronic transmission of information for the purposes of this Part.

Section 98(1)(c): added, on 1 October 2001, by section 9(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996 Amendment Act (No 2) 1999 (1999 No 103).

Section 98(4): amended, on 1 October 2001, by section 9(2) of the Fisheries Act 1996 Amendment Act (No 2) 1999 (1999 No 103).