1 Short Title and commencement
3 Prohibitions and requirements relating to dumping or retention of quota management system fish
4 Taking of fish in excess of quota, and carrying forward of unused quota
5 Taking fish, etc, commercially without permit prohibited
An Act to amend the Fisheries Act 1983
BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:
(1) This Act may be cited as the Fisheries Act 1983 Amendment Act (No 2) 1999, and is part of the Fisheries Act 1983 (the principal Act).
(2) This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the definition of the term Foveaux Strait dredge oyster fishery, the following definition:
“Freshwater eel means the species Anguilla australis, Anguilla dieffenbachii, and Anguilla reinhardtii, in all areas in New Zealand fisheries waters”.
Section 28ZB(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after paragraph (a), the following paragraph:
“(aa) Any freshwater eel of legal size subject to the quota management system that is dead or unlikely to survive if returned to the sea:”.
Section 28V(11) of the principal Act is amended by adding the words “, or eels”.
“, or eels”
(1) Section 62 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after subsection (1AE), the following subsection:
“(1AEA) Subsections (1AA) to (1AG) do not apply to freshwater eels that are subject to the quota management system.”
(2) Section 62(1AH) of the principal Act is repealed.