Cook Islands Commercial Fishing Regulations 1951

  • revoked
  • Cook Islands Commercial Fishing Regulations 1951: revoked, on 20 September 2007, by section 7(2) of the Cook Islands Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 49).

Reprint
as at 20 September 2007

Cook Islands Commercial Fishing Regulations 1951

(SR 1951/2)

  • Cook Islands Commercial Fishing Regulations 1951: revoked, on 20 September 2007, by section 7(2) of the Cook Islands Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 49).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Department of Island Territories.


PURSUANT to the Cook Islands Act 1915, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, doth hereby make the following regulations.

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  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Cook Islands Commercial Fishing Regulations 1951.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 1951.

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  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Boat includes every vessel used in navigation of whatsoever size and however propelled

    Commercial fishing means taking fish for the purposes of sale otherwise than for domestic consumption in any island of the Cook Islands

    Domestic fishing means taking fish for the purposes of sale for domestic consumption in any island of the Cook Islands

    Fish includes every description both of fish and of shellfish found in the territorial waters of the Cook Islands, and their young or fry or spawn

    Resident Commissioner means the Resident Commissioner of Rarotonga or the Resident Commissioner of Niue, as the case may require

    Sale includes barter, and also includes offering or attempting to sell, or receiving for sale, or having in possession for sale, or exposing for sale, or sending or delivering for sale, or causing or allowing to be sold, offered, or exposed for sale

    Take includes taking, catching, killing, or pursuing by any means or device; and includes also attempting to take; and taking has a corresponding meaning.

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  • Except as provided in regulation 4 hereof, nothing in these regulations shall apply to a Native as defined in section 2 of the Cook Islands Act 1915.

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  • No person (whether a Native or not) shall use any boat for commercial fishing within the territorial waters of the Cook Islands.

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  • Except as provided in regulation 6 hereof, no person shall use any boat within a lagoon in any island of the Cook Islands for the purpose of taking fish for use as lures or bait.

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  • (1) The Resident Commissioner may by writing under his hand authorize any person to engage in domestic fishing in the territorial waters of the Cook Islands.

    (2) The Resident Commissioner may by writing under his hand authorize any person to use a boat for the purpose of taking fish for use as lures or bait from any lagoon in any island of the Cook Islands.

    (3) The authority of the Resident Commissioner may be granted subject to any such conditions as he may think fit with respect to the size of the boat and the methods to be used in domestic fishing or in taking fish or fish for use as lures or bait and any other matters incidental thereto.

    (4) No person shall engage in domestic fishing in the territorial waters of the Cook Islands or use a boat for the purpose of taking fish for use as lures or bait from a lagoon in any island of the Cook Islands except in pursuance of, and in accordance with the conditions of a written authority from, the Resident Commissioner.

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  • Any person who commits a breach of these regulations is liable to a fine not exceeding £50.

T J SHERRARD,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations prohibit commercial fishing in any territorial waters of the Cook Islands, that is, fishing for the purposes of sale other than for domestic consumption in the Cook Islands. This prohibition extends to all persons, whether Natives or not. Any person (not being a Native) desiring to take fish for domestic consumption in the Cook Islands must first obtain the written authority of the Resident Commissioner. No person (not being a Native) may take fish for use as bait within any lagoon in the Cook Islands without the written authority of the Resident Commissioner.


Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18th day of January, 1951.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Cook Islands Commercial Fishing Regulations 1951. It incorporates all the amendments to the Cook Islands Commercial Fishing Regulations 1951 as at 20 September 2007. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see "Making online legislation official" under "Status of legislation on this site" in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint
(most recent first)
  • Cook Islands Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 49): section7(2)