Tokelau (Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone) Amendment Act 2015

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Tokelau (Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone) Amendment Act 2015

Public Act2015 No 37
Date of assent25 March 2015
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Tokelau (Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone) Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 6 amended (Prohibition of foreign fishing in territorial sea)
  • Replace section 6(2) with:

    • (2) If a foreign fishing craft is used in contravention of subsection (1), the owner, the master, and every crew member of the craft commit an offence and are each liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $250,000.

5 Section 8 amended (Control of foreign fishing in zone)
  • Replace section 8(1)(k) with:

    • (k) providing that a breach of any regulation made under this section is an offence and imposing fines as penalties for any such offences, not exceeding,—

      • (i) in the case of the owner or master or any other crew member of an unlicensed foreign fishing craft, $500,000; and

      • (ii) in the case of the licensee or master or any other crew member of a licensed foreign fishing craft, $250,000:.

6 Section 11 amended (General regulations)

Legislative history

19 March 2015Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 4) (Bill 188–2)
24 March 2015Third reading
25 March 2015Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.