Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

Reprint as at 20 December 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

(SR 1986/217)

Paul Reeves, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 2nd day of September 1986

Present:
The Right Hon G W R Palmer presiding in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Pursuant to section 89 of the Fisheries Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Contents

1Title and commencement
2Interpretation
3All fishing methods prohibited in certain waters
3AMinimum set net mesh size
4Trawling and Danish seining prohibited
5Pair trawling prohibited from Cape Runaway to Castlepoint
6Trawling prohibited in certain waters
6ATrawling by vessels over 46 m long prohibited in certain waters
6BTrawling prohibited in certain seamount areas
6CTrawling prohibited from Tirua Point to Pariokariwa Point
7Danish seining prohibited around lower North Island
7ASet netting prohibited in shallow waters
7BSet net soak time
7CSet netting prohibited within 2 miles of Cape Runaway coast
7DSet netting prohibited from Tirua Point to Pariokariwa Point
8Set netting prohibited near Mahia Peninsula and Portland Island
9Netting prohibited in Wellington Harbour
9ACertain fishing prohibited in Porirua Harbour
9BAll fishing methods except hand-held line prohibited within Pukerua Bay
10Taking paua and mussels prohibited from Cape Runaway to Blackhead Lighthouse
11Taking of finfish from Wairoa Hard prohibited
12Shellfish prohibitions
13Taking of kina prohibited in Wellington area
13ATaking seaweed prohibited in certain areas
14Restrictions on fishing around Sugar Loaf Islands
14ATargeting of certain fish, aquatic life, and seaweed prohibited, unless specially authorised [Revoked]
14AAFish, aquatic life, and seaweed that may be taken subject to competitive or individual quotas, method restrictions, etc [Revoked]
14BKina season and quotas
14CSea cucumber season and quotas [Revoked]
14DTaking of certain paddle crabs prohibited
14ERestriction on method of fishing for octopus or hagfish
14FSeason and quotas for anchovy, garfish, pilchards, and sprats [Revoked]
14GRestrictions on use of nets and dredges [Revoked]
14HRestriction on method of taking seaweed
14ITaking eels from waters of national parks prohibited
14JClosed season for rock lobster [Revoked]
14KSpecial provisions relating to male spiny rock lobster
14LMethod of measurement of male spiny rock lobster tail
14MProcessing and sale of quota management area CRA3 male spiny rock lobster
15Taking of eels prohibited [Revoked]
16Offences
17Revocations
Gazette Information
Reprint notes

Regulations

1 Title and commencement

(1)

These regulations may be cited as the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986.

(2)

These regulations shall come into force on the 14th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

2 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Fisheries Act 1996

albacore tuna means a fish of the species Thunnus alalunga

anchovy means the fish Engraulis australis

blue moki means a fish of the species Latridopsis ciliaris

blue mussel means a shellfish of the species Mytilus edulis aoteanus

cardinal fish means a fish of the genus Epigonus

commercial fisher means—

(a)

any person who takes any fish, aquatic life, or seaweed for the purposes of sale:

(b)

any person who is engaged in any capacity on a New Zealand fishing vessel:

(c)

any person who has a fishing permit issued under section 91 of the Fisheries Act 1996 entitling the person to take any species or class of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed

container includes any barrel, box, bag, carton, can, crate, drum, tank, wrapper, or other package, receptacle, or covering

crab means the paddle or swimming crab that has the scientific name Ovalipes catharus

Danish seine net means any net or part of a net (including any warp, rope, chain, material, or device used in conjunction with or attached to the net) that—

(a)

has a buoyancy system on the top edge; and

(b)

is weighted on the bottom edge; and

(c)

is operated, without the use of any horizontal net opening device, by surrounding any fish and being drawn over the bed of any waters, or through any waters, to 1 or more vessels

Danish seining means the use of a Danish seine net

day means a period of 24 hours computed from midnight to midnight

eel means the short-finned eel (Anguilla australis) and the long-finned eel (Anguilla dieffenbachii)

finfish includes the classes Osteichthyes (boney fishes), Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes), and Agnatha (jawless fishes)

garfish means the fish (also commonly known as piper) that has the scientific name Hyporhamphus ihi

green-lipped mussel means a shellfish of the species Perna canaliculus; but excludes green-lipped mussel spat

grey mullet means a fish of the species Mugil cephalus

hagfish means the common hagfish, or the blind eel that has the scientific name Eptatretus cirrhatus

hand-gathering includes shore picking, diving, hand digging for shellfish, and hand cutting of seaweed, but does not include diving using underwater breathing apparatus

hapuku/bass means a fish of the species Polyprion oxygeneios or Polyprion moene

horse mussel means a shellfish of the species Atrina zelandica

jack mackerel means the fish that has the scientific name Trachurus spp.

kahawai means a fish of the species Arripis trutta

kina means the shellfish that has the scientific name Evechinus chloroticus, also commonly known as the sea egg; and includes the purple urchin that has the scientific name Centrostephanus rodgersii

licensed fish receiver means a holder of a fish receiver licence granted under the Fisheries (Licensed Fish Receivers) Regulations 1997

long-finned eel means a fish of the species Anguilla dieffenbachi

mussel means the green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus), the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis aoteanus), and the horse mussel (Atrina zelandica)

net includes any net or part of a net used or capable of being used to take fish; but does not include a whitebait net

octopus means the shellfish Octopus maorum

overall length means the length of a vessel measured by a straight middle line from the extreme forward end to the extreme aft end of the hull of the vessel

paddle crab means a crab of the species Ovalipes catharus

pair trawling means using a trawl net that is towed or hauled through the water by more than 1 vessel

paua includes ordinary paua (Haliotis iris) and yellow foot paua (Haliotis australis); but does not include virgin paua (Haliotis virginea)

pilchard means the fish Sardinops neopilchardus

quota management area CRA3 means the quota management area CRA3—Gisborne as defined in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996

ribaldo means a fish of the species Mora moro

rock lobster means the fish that has the scientific name Jasus edwardsii (commonly known as the spiny or red rock lobster) or Jasus verreauxi (commonly known as the packhorse or green rock lobster)

rock lobster pot means any pot, whether baited or not, that is capable of catching or holding rock lobsters; and includes any other device capable of catching, holding, or storing rock lobsters

rubyfish means a fish of the species Phagiogeneion rubiginosus

school shark means a fish of the species Galeorhinus australis

sea cucumber means a holothurian of the genus Stichopus

sea perch means a fish of the genus Helicolenus

set net includes a gill net or any other sort of net which acts by enmeshing, entrapping, or entangling any fish; but does not include a fyke net or a hinaki trap

short-finned eel means a fish of the species Anguilla australis

snapper means the fish that has the scientific name Chrysophrys auratus

spiny rock lobster means the fish of the species Jasus edwardsii (commonly known as the spiny or red rock lobster); and includes any part thereof

sprat means a fish of the genus Sprattus

surrounding net includes a drag net, Danish seine net, drum seine net, purse seine net, lampara net, and all modes of fishing whereby fish are encircled

trawl net means any net or part of a net (including any warp, rope, chain, material, or device used in conjunction with or attached to the net) that—

(a)

has a buoyancy system on the top edge; and

(b)

is weighted on the bottom edge; and

(c)

is operated by being drawn over the bed of any waters or through any waters by 1 or more vessels underway—

but does not include a Danish seine net

trumpeter means a fish of the species Latris lineata

virgin paua means the shellfish that has the scientific name Haliotis virginea

whitebait net means any net, contrivance, instrument, or device used or capable of being used to take the fish commonly called whitebait

yellow-eyed mullet means a fish of the species Aldichetta forsteri.

(2)

In these regulations, a reference to a named quota management area is a reference to the area of that name as defined in Schedule 2 of the Fisheries (Quota Management Areas, Total Allowable Catches, and Catch Histories) Notice 1986 (SR 1986/267).

Regulation 2: substituted, on 26 September 1991, by regulation 2(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 3 (SR 1991/165).

Regulation 2(1) Act: substituted, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) bigeye tuna: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) black (seal) shark: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) blue mackerel: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) blue moki: inserted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 2(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 2(1) blue shark: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) broad squid: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) broadbill swordfish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) bronze whaler shark: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) butterfish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) butterfly tuna: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) catseye: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) cockle: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) commercial fisher: inserted, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) commercial fisherman: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) container: inserted, on 1 April 1996, by regulation 2(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 9 (SR 1996/21).

Regulation 2(1) Cooks turban: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) dog cockle: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) dredge oyster: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) durvillea: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) ecklonia: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) flying fish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) galaxids, adult: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) Gisborne concession area: revoked, on 31 March 2003, by regulation 3(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/23).

Regulation 2(1) Gisborne concession pack: revoked, on 1 April 1996, by regulation 2(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 9 (SR 1996/21).

Regulation 2(1) gracilaria: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) green-lipped mussel spat: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) greeneye dogfish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) grey mullet: inserted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 2(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 2(1) hapuku/bass: inserted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 2(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 2(1) king clam: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) lamprey: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) leatherjacket: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) lessonia: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) licensed concession fish packing house: revoked, on 1 April 1996, by regulation 2(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 9 (SR 1996/21).

Regulation 2(1) licensed fish receiver: replaced, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 4(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 2(1) limpet: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) lookdown dory: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) macrocystis: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) marblefish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) mud snail: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) munida: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) Pacific oyster: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) periwinkle: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) pipi: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) porae: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) porphyra: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) prawn: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) pterocladia: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) queen scallop: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) quota management area CRA3: amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 4(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 2(1) ray’s bream: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) red moki: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) saury: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) scallop: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) scampi: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) school shark: inserted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 2(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 2(1) sea hare: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) sea horse: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) sea slug: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) sea tulip: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) set net: substituted, on 30 November 1995, by regulation 2(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 8 (SR 1995/232).

Regulation 2(1) seven-gill shark: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) shovelnose spiny dogfish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) silver dory: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) six-gill shark: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) skate and ray: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) skipjack tuna: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) slender tuna: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) smelt, adult: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) southern bluefin tuna: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) sowfish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) spiny dogfish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) spiny rock lobster: inserted, on 18 June 1993, by regulation 2 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 5 (SR 1993/173).

Regulation 2(1) sponge: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) spotty: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) surf clam: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) thresher shark: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) tuatua: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) ulva: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) undaria: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) volutes: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) whelk: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) yellowfin tuna: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) yellowtailed kingfish: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 2(1) zostera: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

3 All fishing methods prohibited in certain waters

(1)

No commercial fisher shall take or have in possession any fish taken by any fishing method from the following waters:

(a)

Horokaka, Mahia Peninsula: all those waters lying inside a line commencing at the point 39°05.37′S and 177°57.45′E near Auroa Point; then in a north-westerly direction to a point 39°04.20′S and 177°56.21′E; then in a south-westerly direction to the point 39°05.27′S and 177°55.42′E; then along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement:

(b)

Pariokena Point to Rarohenga Stream, Mahia Peninsula: all those waters lying inside a line commencing at Pariokena Point (at 39°05.30′S and 177°57.45′E); then in an easterly direction to a point 39°05.31′S and 177°59.40′E; then in a southerly direction to the mouth of the Rarohenga Stream (at 39°06.16′S and 177°59.72′E; then along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement:

(c)

Te Hoe Point to Waikokopu Breakwater, Mahia Peninsula: all those waters lying inside a straight line drawn from Te Hoe Point (at 39°07.12′S and 177°51.20′E) to the Waikokopu Breakwater (at 39°04.31′S and 177°49.45′E):

(d)

Waimarama: all those waters lying inside a line commencing at the mouth of the Waipuka Stream (at 39°44.66′S and 177°00.64′E); then in a south-easterly direction to a point 39°50.1′S and 177°02.6′E; then in a south-westerly direction to a point 39°52′S and 176°58.8′E; then along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement:

(e)

Ngapuhake: a shallow area known as an upwelling being about 50 square metres in area and to the south-east of Bare Island.

(2)

No commercial fisher may take aquatic life by any fishing method, or be in possession of any aquatic life taken from, the following waters:

(a)

the Mohaka River catchment, as described in Schedule 1:

(b)

the Whakaki Lagoon (east of Wairoa):

(c)

the Whanganui River catchment, as described in Schedule 2, excluding the following areas:

(i)

the lower Whanganui River, and any tributaries from the lower Whanganui River, below the junction of the Kauarapaoa Stream with the Whanganui River (at NZMS 260-R22, 886538, and adjacent to the historic site Kemps Pole):

(ii)

all ponds and dams within the Whanganui River catchment that are not connected at any time of the year to either any one of the tributaries leading into the Whanganui River or the Whanganui River itself:

(d)

Lake Poukawa adjacent to Te Hauke:

(e)

the catchments containing the Pencarrow lakes, as described in Schedule 3.

Regulation 3(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 3(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 4(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 3(1)(b): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 4(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 3(1)(c): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 4(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 3(1)(d): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 4(4) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 3(2): added, on 13 January 2005, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004 (SR 2004/440).

3A Minimum set net mesh size

Notwithstanding regulation 31(1) of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, the mesh size of any set net used or possessed by any commercial fisher in the Central fishery management area shall not be less than the appropriate size specified in the following table:

Species of fishMinimum set net mesh size
(mm)
Blue moki114
Bluenose160
Hapuku/bass160
Kahawai100
Grey mullet100
School shark150

Regulation 3A: inserted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 3A: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 3A: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 9 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

4 Trawling and Danish seining prohibited

No commercial fisher shall use a trawl net or a Danish seine net in any of the following waters:

(a)

Waipatiki Stream to Cape Kidnappers: all those waters lying inside a straight line commencing at Cape Kidnappers Lighthouse (at 39°38.8′S and 177°05.5′E); then to the mouth of the Waipatiki Stream (at 39°18.05′S and 176°58.54′E); then proceeding along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement:

provided that nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit the use of a trawl net by a vessel of less than 13.5 m overall length:

(b)

Petane Beach to Ahuriri Bluff: all those waters of Hawke Bay lying inside a straight line drawn from Petane Beach (at 39°27.02′S and 176°52.29′E) to the easternmost point of Ahuriri Bluff (at 39°28.9′S and 176°55.15′E):

(c)

Ahuriri Bluff to Tuki Tuki River mouth: all those waters of Hawke Bay lying inside a straight line drawn from the easternmost point of Ahuriri Bluff (at 39°28.9′S and 176°55.15′E) to the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tuki Tuki River (at 39°36.05′S and 176°56.8′E):

(d)

Mahia Peninsula: all those waters lying within 2 nautical miles from a line commencing at Boat Harbour (at 39°0.7′S and 177°53.5′E); then along the mean high-water mark around Mahia Peninsula to the mouth of the Nuhaka River (at 39°03.5′S and 177°45′E):

(e)

Portland Island: all those waters lying within 2 nautical miles from the mean high-water mark of the shore of Portland Island:

(f)

Cape Runaway: all those waters within an area defined by a line commencing at the mean high-water mark at Potikirua Point at 37°32.53′S and 178°04.91′E; then proceeding in a straight line in a northerly direction to a position approximately 2 nautical miles from the point of commencement at 37°30.6′S and 178°4.8′E; then in a generally westerly direction by a line every point of which is 2 nautical miles from the mean high-water mark to a point approximately 2 nautical miles north of Cape Runaway (at 37°30.3′S and 177°59′E); then in a straight line in a southerly direction to the mean high-water mark at Cape Runaway (at 37°32.3′S and 177°59′E); and then proceeding along the line of the mean high-water mark in a generally easterly direction to the point of commencement.

Regulation 4: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 4(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 5(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 4(b): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 5(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 4(f): added, on 24 October 1996, by regulation 2 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 10 (SR 1996/278).

Regulation 4(f): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 5(3)(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 4(f): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 5(3)(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 4(f): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 5(3)(c) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

5 Pair trawling prohibited from Cape Runaway to Castlepoint

No commercial fisher shall use a trawl net towed by more than 1 vessel in all those waters lying within a line commencing at Cape Runaway (at 37°32.30′S and 177°59.00′E); then in a true north direction to the boundary of the exclusive economic zone; then in a generally southerly direction along that boundary to a point 40°54.01′S and 173°45′W; then in a true west direction to Castlepoint (at 40°54.02′S and 176°13.88′E); then in a generally northerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement.

Regulation 5: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 6(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 5: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 6(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 5: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

6 Trawling prohibited in certain waters

No commercial fisher shall use a trawl net in the following waters:

(a)

Wellington Harbour: the waters of Wellington Harbour lying inside a straight line drawn from Pencarrow Head low-level light (at 41°21.7′S and 174°50.9′E) to Palmer Head (at 41°20.68′S and 174°49.27′E):

(b)

Porirua Harbour: the waters of Porirua Harbour lying inside a straight line drawn from the westernmost extremity of the North Head (at 41°03.88′S and 174°50.46′E) (otherwise known as Te Rewarewa Point) to the northernmost extremity of South Head (at 41°5.47′S and 174°50.9′E):

(c)

Urenui Bay: the waters of Urenui Bay lying inside a straight line from Airedale Reef (at 174°14.5′E and 38°59′S) to the Tongaporutu River mouth (at 38°48.98′S and 174°35.23′E).

Regulation 6: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 6(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 7(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 6(b): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 7(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 6(c): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 7(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

6A Trawling by vessels over 46 m long prohibited in certain waters

No commercial fisher shall use any New Zealand fishing vessel over 46 m in overall length for trawling at any time—

(a)

in those waters of the Central fishery management area (as defined in a notice published in the Gazette of 1986 at page 412) east and north of a line drawn from Cape Palliser at 41°36.73′S and 175°16.44′E in a generally southern direction to a point 42°10′S and 174°42′E:

(b)

in those waters commencing at a point 41°48.95′S and 175°17.4′E; then proceeding directly in a southerly direction to a point 42°01.95′S and 175°17.4′E; then proceeding directly in a north-westerly direction to a point 41°53.6′S and 174°49.4′E; then proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction along a line every point of which is 13 nautical miles seawards of the outer limits of the territorial sea to its intersection with the boundary of the Central fishery management area (as so defined); then proceeding in a generally northerly direction along that boundary to its intersection with the outer limits of the territorial sea off the south coast of the North Island; then proceeding along the outer limits of the territorial sea to the point of commencement:

(c)

in those waters enclosed by a line commencing at a point 40°40.6′S and 174°44.6′E; then proceeding in a north-westerly direction to a point 40°34.8′S and 174°37.2′E; then proceeding along a line every point of which is 8 nautical miles seawards of the outer limits of the territorial sea to the boundary of the Central fishery management area (as so defined) then proceeding in a generally easterly direction to the outer limits of the territorial sea; then proceeding in a generally southerly direction to the point of commencement.

Regulation 6A: inserted, on 1 October 1986, by regulation 2 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 1 (SR 1986/252).

Regulation 6A heading: substituted, on 5 November 1998, by regulation 2 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/303).

Regulation 6A: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 6A: amended, on 5 November 1998, by regulation 2 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/303).

Regulation 6A(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 8 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

6B Trawling prohibited in certain seamount areas

(1)

No person may use a trawl net for fishing in any closed seamount area.

(2)

In this regulation, closed seamount area means all waters within the following areas:

(a)

the area located in fisheries management area 2 that is bounded by—

(i)

the latitudes 34°45′S and 34°56′S; and

(ii)

the longitudes 179°00′E and 179°10′E:

(b)

the area located in fisheries management area 2 that is bounded by—

(i)

the latitudes 35°35′S and 35°55′S; and

(ii)

the longitudes 178°20′E and 178°40′E.

Regulation 6B: inserted, on 10 May 2001, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/66).

6C Trawling prohibited from Tirua Point to Pariokariwa Point

(1)

A commercial fisher must not use a trawl net for fishing in the waters lying within an area bounded by a line that—

(a)

extends from Tirua Point (at 38°23.22′S and 174°38.06′E), then follows a line in a generally southerly direction by the mean high-water mark to the southernmost point of the north bank of the Awakino River (at 38°39.88′S and 174°37.24′E); and

(b)

then proceeds in a straight line across the Awakino River to a point on the south bank of the Awakino River (at 38°39.92′S and 174°37.22′E), then follows a line along the mean high-water mark to the southernmost point on the north bank of the Mokau River (at 38°42.36′S and 174°37.03′E); and

(c)

then proceeds in a straight line across the Mokau River to a point on the south bank of the Mokau River (at 38°42.40′S and 174°37.01′E), then follows a line along the mean high-water mark to the north bank of the Tongaporutu River (at 38°48.88′S and 174°35.23′E); and

(d)

then proceeds in a straight line across the Tongaporutu River to a point on the south bank of the Tongaporutu River (at 38°48.98′S and 174°35.23′E), then follows a line along the mean high-water mark to Pariokariwa Point (at 38°53.49′S and 174°30.35′E); and

(e)

then proceeds generally north-west 2 nautical miles to 38°52.23′S and 174°28.27′E; and

(f)

then proceeds in a northerly direction along a line 2 nautical miles from the mean high-water mark to a point (at 38°22.84′S and 174°35.55′E); and

(g)

then proceeds in a straight line along the Central fishery management area boundary in an easterly direction to Tirua Point (at 38°23.22′S and 174°38.06′E).

(2)

For the purposes of the area defined in subclause (1), a straight line joining the mean high-water marks at each side of a harbour entrance or, as the case may be, the natural entrance points of a river mouth must be treated as the inner boundary of that area if it extends seawards or as the outer boundary of that area if it extends landwards, except in the case of any harbours and rivers where specific co-ordinates are provided.

Regulation 6C: inserted, on 1 October 2008, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/269).

Regulation 6C(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 9(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 6C(1)(f): substituted, on 20 November 2008, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008 (SR 2008/403).

Regulation 6C(1)(g): substituted, on 20 November 2008, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008 (SR 2008/403).

Regulation 6C(1)(g): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 9(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

7 Danish seining prohibited around lower North Island

No commercial fisher shall use a Danish seine net within 3 nautical miles seaward of the mean high-water mark of the east coast of the North Island south of Cape Runaway (at 37°32.30′S and 177°59.00′E), the south coast of the North Island, and the west coast of the North Island south of the marine automatic light on Tirua Point (at 38°23′S and 174°38.5′E).

Regulation 7: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 10 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 7: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 7: amended, on 26 September 1991, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 3 (SR 1991/165).

7A Set netting prohibited in shallow waters

Notwithstanding anything in regulation 65(8) of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, no commercial fisher shall use or possess in the waters of the Central fishery management area a set net having a total length exceeding 500 metres unless—

(a)

the net is set in waters 30 metres or more in depth, and no part of the upper surface of the net, when set, is 2 metres or less from the surface of the water; or

(b)

in any case where—

(i)

the net is set in waters less than 30 metres in depth; or

(ii)

any part of the upper surface of the net, when set, is 2 metres or less from the surface of the water—

the set net has surface floats attached to it at intervals of not more than 500 metres or part thereof.

Regulation 7A: inserted, on 24 October 1996, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 10 (SR 1996/278).

Regulation 7A: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 7A: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 9 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

7B Set net soak time

Notwithstanding anything in regulation 66 of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, no commercial fisher shall leave any set net in the waters of the Central fishery management area for more than 24 hours without underrunning the net and removing any fish that have been caught.

Regulation 7B: inserted, on 24 October 1996, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 10 (SR 1996/278).

Regulation 7B: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 7B: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 9 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

7C Set netting prohibited within 2 miles of Cape Runaway coast

No commercial fisher shall use any set net within these waters defined by a line commencing at the mean high-water mark at Potikirua Point (at 37°32.53′S and 178°04.91′E); then proceeding in a straight line in a northerly direction to a position approximately 2 nautical miles from the point of commencement at 37°30.6′S and 178°4.8′E; then in a generally westerly direction by a line every point of which is 2 nautical miles from the mean high-water mark to a point approximately 2 nautical miles north of Cape Runaway (at 37°30.3′S and 177°59′E); then in a straight line in a southerly direction to the mean high-water mark at Cape Runaway (at approximately 37°32.3′S and 177°59′E); and then proceeding along the line of the mean high-water mark in a generally easterly direction to the point of commencement.

Regulation 7C: inserted, on 24 October 1996, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 10 (SR 1996/278).

Regulation 7C: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 11(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 7C: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 11(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 7C: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

7D Set netting prohibited from Tirua Point to Pariokariwa Point

(1)

A commercial fisher must not use a set net for fishing in the waters lying within an area bounded by a line that—

(a)

extends from Tirua Point (at 38°23.22′S and 174°38.06′E), then follows a line in a generally southerly direction by the mean high-water mark to the southernmost point of the north bank of the Awakino River (at 38°39.88′S and 174°37.24′E); and

(b)

then proceeds in a straight line across the Awakino River to a point on the south bank of the Awakino River (at 38°39.92′S and 174°37.22′E), then follows a line along the mean high-water mark to the southernmost point on the north bank of the Mokau River (at 38°42.36′S and 174°37.03′E); and

(c)

then proceeds in a straight line across the Mokau River to a point on the south bank of the Mokau River (at 38°42.40′S and 174°37.01′E), then follows a line along the mean high-water mark to the north bank of the Tongaporutu River (at 38°48.88′S and 174°35.23′E); and

(d)

then proceeds in a straight line across the Tongaporutu River to a point on the south bank of the Tongaporutu River (at 38°48.98′S and 174°35.23′E), then follows a line along the mean high-water mark to Pariokariwa Point (at 38°53.49′S and 174°30.35′E); and

(e)

then proceeds generally north-west 7 nautical miles to 38°49.23′S and 174°23.23′E; and

(f)

then proceeds in a northerly direction along a line 7 nautical miles from the mean high-water mark to a point (at 38°21.80′S and 174°29.43′E); and

(g)

then proceeds in a straight line along the Central fishery management area boundary in an easterly direction to Tirua Point (at 38°23.22′S and 174°38.06′E).

(2)

For the purposes of the area defined in subclause (1), a straight line joining the mean high-water marks at each side of a harbour entrance or, as the case may be, the natural entrance points of a river mouth must be treated as the inner boundary of that area if it extends seawards or as the outer boundary of that area if it extends landwards, except in the case of any harbours and rivers where specific co-ordinates are provided.

Regulation 7D: substituted, on 1 October 2008, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/269).

Regulation 7D(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 12(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 7D(1)(f): substituted, on 20 November 2008, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008 (SR 2008/403).

Regulation 7D(1)(g): substituted, on 20 November 2008, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008 (SR 2008/403).

Regulation 7D(1)(g): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 12(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

8 Set netting prohibited near Mahia Peninsula and Portland Island

No commercial fisher shall use a set net in the following waters:

(a)

Mahia Peninsula: all those waters lying within 2 nautical miles from a line commencing at Boat Harbour (at 39°0.7′S and 177°53.5′E) and proceeding along the mean high-water mark around Mahia Peninsula to the mouth of the Nuhaka River (at 39°03.5′S and 177°45′E):

(b)

Portland Island: all those waters lying within 2 nautical miles from the mean high-water mark of the shore of Portland Island.

Regulation 8: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

9 Netting prohibited in Wellington Harbour

(1)

Oriental Bay: no commercial fisher shall at any time between 1 November in any year and 30 April in the following year (both days inclusive) use any net for taking fish in the waters of Oriental Bay in Wellington Harbour which lie within a straight line from the north-eastern corner of the boat harbour (at 41°17.53′S and 174°47.36′E) to Post Point at the eastern end of Oriental Bay (at 41°17.45′S and 174°47.83′E).

(2)

South of Matiu/Somes Island: no commercial fisher shall use a set net in the waters of Wellington Harbour lying south of a line drawn from the eastern bank of the Hutt River mouth (at 41°14.75′S and 174°53.97′E), then to the southern extremity of Matiu/Somes Island (at 41°15.70′S and 174°51.96′E), then to a point on the foreshore immediately below the entrance to the Johnsonville rail tunnel (at 41°15.32′S and 174°48.32′E).

(3)

Palmer Head to Pencarrow Head: no commercial fisher shall use a box or teichi net, trawl net, surrounding net, or set nets of a total length in excess of 1 000 metres, in the waters of Wellington Harbour lying inside a straight line drawn from Palmer Head (at 41°20.68′S and 174°49.27′E) to Pencarrow Head (at 41°21.57′S and 174°50.95′E).

(4)

No commercial fisher shall set any net within 60 metres of any other net within the waters described in subclause (1) or subclause (3).

Regulation 9(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 9(2): substituted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 9(2): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 13(1)(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 9(2): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 13(1)(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 9(2): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 9(2): amended, on 26 July 2001, by regulation 4(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2001 (SR 2001/156).

Regulation 9(3): added, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 9(3): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 13(2)(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 9(3): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 13(2)(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 9(3): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 9(4): added, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 9(4): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

9A Certain fishing prohibited in Porirua Harbour

(1)

No commercial fisher shall take fish from the waters of Porirua Harbour lying inside a straight line drawn between the 2 un-named headland points, from West Head (at 41°05.50′S and 174°51.20′E) to East Head (at 41°04.98′S and 174°51.85′E).

(2)

Notwithstanding subclause (1), a commercial fisher may take crab from the waters described in that subclause by the method of potting.

Regulation 9A: inserted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 9A(1): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 14 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 9A(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 9A(2): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

9B All fishing methods except hand-held line prohibited within Pukerua Bay

(1)

No commercial fisher may take fish, aquatic life, or seaweed from Pukerua Bay, except by the method of a hand-held line.

(2)

In this regulation, Pukerua Bay means waters within a line that—

(a)

commences at a point on the coastline east of Wairaka Point at 41°01.84′S and 174°52.26′E; and

(b)

then proceeds north to a prominent rock at 41°01.68′S and 174°52.26′E; and

(c)

then proceeds generally north-east to a point on the coastline at 41°00.94′S and 174°54.96′E; and

(d)

then proceeds generally south-west following the coastline to the point of commencement.

Regulation 9B: inserted, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 15 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

10 Taking paua and mussels prohibited from Cape Runaway to Blackhead Lighthouse

No commercial fisher shall take or have in possession any paua or mussels taken from those waters below the mean high-water mark between Cape Runaway (at 37°32.30′S and 177°59.00′E) in the north, and Blackhead Lighthouse (at 40°13.2′S and 176°47.2′E) in the south, or from the waters within 1 000 metres of the coast of Portland Island or the waters within 1 000 metres of the coast of East Island.

Regulation 10: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 16 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 10: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

11 Taking of finfish from Wairoa Hard prohibited

No person shall take any finfish from all those waters of Hawke Bay enclosed by a line commencing at the mouth of the Moeangiangi River at a point 39°14.75′S and 177°01.32′E; then in a south-easterly direction to a point 39°16.6′S and 177°07.6′E; then in a north-easterly direction to a point 39°11.3′S and 177°21.2′E; then in a north-westerly direction to the Waihua River mouth to a point 39°05.51′S and 177°17.60′E; then along the mean high-water mark to the northernmost bank of the mouth of the Mohaka River (at 39°07.03′S and 177°11.03′E), then by a straight line to the southernmost bank of the mouth of the Mohaka River (at 39°07.22′S and 177°11.03′E); then along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement.

Regulation 11: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 17(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 11: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 17(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 11: amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 17(c) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

12 Shellfish prohibitions

(1)

Paritu to Nuhaka River: no commercial fisher shall take or have in possession any shellfish (except rock lobsters) taken from the area below the mean high-water mark between Paritu (at 38°56.90′S and 177°54.23′E) and the mouth of the Nuhaka River (at 39°03.5′′S and 177°45′E), or from the waters within 2 nautical miles of Mahia Peninsula, or the waters within 2 nautical miles of Portland Island.

(2)

Wellington Harbour: no commercial fisher shall take by any fishing method or have in possession any shellfish (except rock lobsters and crabs) taken from the waters of Wellington Harbour lying inside a straight line drawn from Pencarrow Head low-level light (at 41°21.7′S and 174°50.9′E) to Palmer Head (at 41°20.68′S and 174°49.27′E).

(3)

Wanganui River mouth: no commercial fisher shall take by any fishing method, or have in possession, any paua or mussels taken from those waters lying within 5 nautical miles due west of the mean high-water mark between Tirua Point (at 38°23.22′S and 174°38.06′E) and the Wanganui River mouth south mole (at 39°57.1′S and 174°59.9′E).

(4)

Waikanae River mouth: no commercial fisher shall take by any fishing method, or have in possession, any paua, mussels, cockles, or pipis taken from those waters lying within 5 nautical miles of the south-west coast of the North Island that are south of a line that proceeds due west from a point on the mean high-water mark of the Waikanae River mouth (at 40°52.4′S and 175°00.4′E); and west of a line that proceeds due south from a point on the mean high-water mark of Turakirae Head (at 41°25.93′S and 174°55.10′E); and including those waters lying within 2 nautical miles of the mean high-water mark of Kapiti Island.

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 18(1)(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 18(1)(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 26 September 1991, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1991/165).

Regulation 12(2): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 18(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 12(2): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 12(3): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 18(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 12(3): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 12(4): amended, on 20 December 2015, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/270).

Regulation 12(4): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

13 Taking of kina prohibited in Wellington area

No commercial fisher shall take or have in possession any kina taken from the following areas:

(a)

those waters enclosed by a straight line drawn from Paraparaumu Beach (at 40°53.20′S and 174°59.0′E) to the North Point of the entrance to Porirua Harbour (at 41°03.88′S and 174°50.46′E):

(b)

those waters enclosed by a straight line drawn from the North Point of the entrance to Porirua Harbour (at 41°03.88′S and 174°50.46′E) to Rock Point (at 41°07.77′S and 174°47.35′E):

(c)

those waters enclosed by a straight line drawn from Red Rocks (at 41°21.6′S and 174°43.20′E) to Baring Head (at 41°24.60′S and 174°52.20′E) including Wellington Harbour.

Regulation 13: substituted, on 30 September 1993, by regulation 6 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 3 (SR 1993/280).

Regulation 13: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 13(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 19(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 13(b): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 19(2)(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 13(b): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 19(2)(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 13(c): substituted, on 21 October 2004, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2004 (SR 2004/330).

13A Taking seaweed prohibited in certain areas

(1)

No commercial fisher shall take or have in possession any seaweed taken from any of the following areas:

(a)

Cape Kidnappers: within a 1 nautical mile radius of Cape Kidnappers (at 39°38.59′S and 177°05.73′E):

(b)

Porongahau Estuary: within a 3 nautical mile radius of Porongahau River mouth (at 40°15.4′S and 176°42.1′E):

(c)

Herbertville Beach: within a 2 nautical mile radius of Wainui River mouth (at 40°29.8′S and 176°33.7′E):

(d)

Owahanga River mouth and beach: within a 2 nautical mile radius of Owahanga River mouth (at 40°40.8′S and 176°21.2′E):

(e)

Castlepoint: within a half nautical mile radius of the Castlepoint basin (at 40°54.02′S and 176°13.88′E):

(f)

Cape Palliser: within a 1 nautical mile radius of the Cape Palliser lighthouse (at 41°36.80′S and 175°17.40′E).

(2)

Nothing in subclause (1) shall apply to the taking of any seaweed of the class Rhodophyceae that is floating free and unattached, or that has been cast ashore.

Regulation 13A: inserted, on 1 November 1989, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 2 (SR 1989/292).

Regulation 13A(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 13A(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 20(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 13A(1)(e): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 20(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 13A(1)(f): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 20(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

14 Restrictions on fishing around Sugar Loaf Islands

(1)

No commercial fisher shall take or have in possession any fish taken within the prescribed area other than as permitted under subclauses (2) and (3).

(2)

Subject to subclause (3), any commercial fisher may take by trolling a combined total of 100 kingfish and kahawai within the prescribed area in any day.

(3)

Where more than 1 commercial fisher is on board any vessel, the maximum combined total of kingfish and kahawai that may be taken within the prescribed area from that vessel shall be 100.

(4)

No commercial fisher shall be in possession of any fishing gear within the prescribed area that is not permitted to be used in that area unless the gear is stowed or sealed in such a manner that it cannot readily be used for fishing.

(5)

For the purposes of this regulation—

(a)

the expression prescribed area means the waters and islands bounded by a line commencing at the mean high-water mark drawn from a point 39°04.22′S and 174°01.19′E; then in a westerly direction to a point 39°03.83′S and 173°59.96′E; then along the line of an arc of 900 m radius from a point 39°03.38′S and 174°00.20′E on Waikaranga (Seal Rock) to a point 39°03.07′S and 173°59.72′E; then in a line to a point 39°02.43′S and 174°00.41′E; then along the line of an arc of 900 m radius from a point 39°02.74′S and 174°00.89′E on Matumahanga (Saddleback Island) to a point 39°02.37′S and 174°01.29′E; then along a line from the navigation light on the lee breakwater of Port Taranaki at 39°03.30′S and 174°02.68′E to a point where this line intersects the north-western boundary of the New Plymouth Roadstead extended; then to a point where the north-western boundary of the New Plymouth Roadstead crosses the mean high-water mark in the vicinity of Paritutu; then in a south-westerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement:

(b)

the expression trolling means line fishing using an artificial lure with the line being towed by a vessel making way.

Regulation 14(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14(2): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14(3): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14(4): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, pursuant to regulation 21(a) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 21(b) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 21(c) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 21(d) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 21(e) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 21(f) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 21(g) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14(5)(a): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 21(h) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

14A Targeting of certain fish, aquatic life, and seaweed prohibited, unless specially authorised
[Revoked]

Regulation 14A: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14AA Fish, aquatic life, and seaweed that may be taken subject to competitive or individual quotas, method restrictions, etc
[Revoked]

Regulation 14AA: revoked, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 6 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14B Kina season and quotas

(1)

[Revoked]

(2)

[Revoked]

(3)

[Revoked]

(4)

No commercial fisher shall take any kina from the waters between the south bank of the Tukituki River (at 39°36.1′S and 176°56.2′E) and the mouth of the Waipuka Stream (at 39°44.66′S and 177°00.64′E).

(5)

No commercial fisher shall take any kina from the waters of quota management area SUR2A or quota management area SUR2B or quota management area SUR8, for the purpose of sale, by any means other than hand-gathering.

Regulation 14B: inserted, on 1 November 1989, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 2 (SR 1989/292).

Regulation 14B(1): revoked, on 2 October 2003, by regulation 4(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003 (SR 2003/225).

Regulation 14B(2): revoked, on 2 October 2003, by regulation 4(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003 (SR 2003/225).

Regulation 14B(3): revoked, on 2 October 2003, by regulation 4(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003 (SR 2003/225).

Regulation 14B(4): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 22 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 14B(4): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14B(5): amended, on 2 October 2003, by regulation 4(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003 (SR 2003/225).

Regulation 14B(5): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14C Sea cucumber season and quotas
[Revoked]

Regulation 14C: revoked, on 1 April 2004, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/69).

14D Taking of certain paddle crabs prohibited

No commercial fisher shall take from the waters of quota management area 2 or quota management area 8 any paddle crab that is carrying any external eggs or from which any of the external eggs have been removed by artificial means, or be in possession of any such paddle crab if it has been taken from either of those waters.

Regulation 14D: inserted, on 1 November 1989, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 2 (SR 1989/292).

Regulation 14D: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14E Restriction on method of fishing for octopus or hagfish

(1)

No commercial fisher shall use any methods other than hand-gathering or the use of a pot (not being a rock lobster pot) to fish for any octopus or hagfish in the waters of quota management area 2 or quota management area 8.

(2)

Nothing in subclause (1) shall apply to any commercial fisher who is lawfully fishing for any rock lobster in either of those waters.

(3)

Nothing in subclause (1) shall apply to any commercial fisher who takes any octopus or hagfish as an inevitable consequence of the lawful taking of other fish, aquatic life, or seaweed.

Regulation 14E: inserted, on 1 November 1989, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 2 (SR 1989/292).

Regulation 14E heading: amended, on 1 October 2002, pursuant to regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/275).

Regulation 14E(1): amended, on 1 October 2002, by regulation 3(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/275).

Regulation 14E(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14E(2): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14E(3): amended, on 1 October 2002, by regulation 3(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/275).

Regulation 14E(3): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14F Season and quotas for anchovy, garfish, pilchards, and sprats
[Revoked]

Regulation 14F: revoked, on 1 October 2002, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/275).

14G Restrictions on use of nets and dredges
[Revoked]

Regulation 14G: revoked, on 12 May 2011, by clause 3 of the Fisheries Regulations Revocation Order 2011 (SR 2011/96).

14H Restriction on method of taking seaweed

(1)

No person shall take any seaweed from the waters of quota management area 2 or quota management area 8 by any method other than hand-gathering.

(2)

Nothing in subclause (1) shall apply to the taking of seaweed of the class Rhodophyceae that is floating free and unattached, or that has been cast ashore.

Regulation 14H: inserted, on 1 November 1989, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 2 (SR 1989/292).

14I Taking eels from waters of national parks prohibited

(1)

No commercial fisher shall take any eel from the waters of any national park within quota management area 2 or quota management area 8.

(2)

For the purposes of this regulation, national park means any area declared to be a national park pursuant to the provisions of the National Parks Act 1980.

Regulation 14I: inserted, on 1 November 1989, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 2 (SR 1989/292).

Regulation 14I: amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14J Closed season for rock lobster
[Revoked]

Regulation 14J: revoked, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

14K Special provisions relating to male spiny rock lobster

(1)

Notwithstanding regulation 37 of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, but subject to regulation 41 of those regulations, any person authorised under a quota to take spiny rock lobster from quota management area CRA3 may take or be in possession of or sell to a licensed fish receiver an undersize male spiny rock lobster, if—

(a)

the spiny rock lobster is taken from quota management area CRA3 during the months of June, July, or August in any year; and

(b)

either—

(i)

the spiny rock lobster was, or (if on board a fishing vessel) is to be, landed at a point lying within quota management area CRA3; or

(ii)

the spiny rock lobster was, or (if on board a fishing vessel) is to be, landed at a point lying outside quota management area CRA3 with the prior approval of the chief executive of the Ministry of Fisheries, and in accordance with such conditions as the chief executive imposes; and

(c)

the spiny rock lobster is, or (if on board a fishing vessel) is to be, delivered and sold to a licensed fish receiver; and

(d)

the width of the tail of the spiny rock lobster is not less than 52 mm when measured in accordance with regulation 14L.

(2)

Notwithstanding regulation 37(2) of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, but subject to regulation 14M of these regulations, a licensed fish receiver may sell or possess or process a male spiny rock lobster, or male spiny rock lobster tail, taken in accordance with subclause (1) of this regulation.

Regulation 14K: substituted, on 1 April 1996, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 9 (SR 1996/21).

Regulation 14K heading: replaced, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 6(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14K(1): amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 6(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14K(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 9 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14K(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 6(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14K(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 6(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14K(1)(a): amended, on 1 September 2000, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SR 2000/158).

Regulation 14K(1)(b)(i): amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 6(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14K(1)(b)(ii): amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 6(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14K(2): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 9 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14L Method of measurement of male spiny rock lobster tail

(1)

For the purposes of regulation 14K, the width of the tail of a male spiny rock lobster shall be measured in accordance with regulation 38 of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, subject to the following modifications:

(a)

references in that regulation to the expression “54” (wherever it occurs) shall be read as if there were substituted for that expression (in each case) the expression “52”:

(b)

instead of measuring a male spiny rock lobster by means of the tail width measuring device referred to in that regulation, the rock lobster shall be measured by means of a tail width measuring device supplied by the chief executive and bearing a MAF mark and identifying number, and consisting of a handle with an attachment comprising 1 set of rigid calliper type arms. This set of calliper type arms has one arm that bears a raised L-shaped projection (hereinafter called the measuring bar), and a second arm that is marked with a line some 2 mm away from and parallel to the projected edge of the central column of the device, and the expressions “52” and “M”, and is inscribed with the words “CRA3 Gisborne concession”.

(2)

The measurement of the tail width of a male spiny rock lobster by a tail width measuring device supplied by the chief executive and bearing an MAF mark and an identifying number shall not be in accordance with subclause (1) unless the device is referred to in a report that—

(a)

is issued by either the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (as defined in the National Standards Regulations 1976) or an Inspector of Weights and Measures or accredited person (as defined in section 2 of the Weights and Measures Act 1987); and

(b)

certifies the device as an accurate tail width measuring device.

Regulation 14L: inserted, on 18 June 1993, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 5 (SR 1993/173).

Regulation 14L(1): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 9 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14L(1)(b): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 7 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 14L(2): amended, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 7 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

14M Processing and sale of quota management area CRA3 male spiny rock lobster

(1)

Any person who sells or possesses or processes male spiny rock lobsters or male spiny rock lobster tails pursuant to the authority of regulation 14K must ensure that, except as otherwise authorised by these regulations,—

(a)

all tailing and processing of male spiny rock lobsters and processing of male spiny rock lobster tails is carried out by a licensed fish receiver; and

(b)

male spiny rock lobsters, or male spiny rock lobster tails, intended for sale in New Zealand are held in a container clearly and legibly marked “CRA3 rock lobsters”; and

(c)

male spiny rock lobsters, or male spiny rock lobster tails, intended for export are—

(i)

exported directly from a licensed fish receiver; or

(ii)

delivered to an export transhipment point approved by the chief executive under subclause (2) and in accordance with the relevant conditions of any approval.

(2)

The chief executive may, subject to any conditions the chief executive thinks fit, approve in writing any premises or point within New Zealand as an export transhipment point to which male spiny rock lobsters, or male spiny rock lobster tails, taken in accordance with regulation 14K may be sent by a licensed fish receiver.

(3)

Despite subclause (1), a person must not sell or transfer to any person within New Zealand between 1 October and 31 May in any year male spiny rock lobster with a tail, or male spiny rock lobster tails, measuring less than 54 mm.

Regulation 14M: substituted, on 1 April 1996, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 9 (SR 1996/21).

Regulation 14M heading: amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 7(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14M heading: amended, on 31 March 2003, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/23).

Regulation 14M(1): amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 7(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14M(1)(b): replaced, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 7(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14M(1)(c): inserted, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 7(3) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14M(2): replaced, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 7(4) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 14M(3): inserted, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 7(4) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

15 Taking of eels prohibited
[Revoked]

Regulation 15: revoked, on 5 January 2006, by regulation 3 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2005 (SR 2005/315).

16 Offences

(1)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000 if the person acts in contravention of, or fails to comply with, any of regulations 7B, 13, 13A, 14B(4) or (5), 14D, or 14E.

(2)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 if the person acts in contravention of, or fails to comply with, any of regulations 3, 3A, 4 to 6, 6A, 6B, 6C, 7, 7A, 7C, 7D, 8, 9, 9A, 9B, 10 to 12, 14, 14G, 14H, 14I, and 14M.

Regulation 16: substituted, on 1 October 2001, by regulation 8 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

Regulation 16(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Regulation 16(1): amended, on 1 April 2004, by regulation 4(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/69).

Regulation 16(1): amended, on 2 October 2003, by regulation 5(1) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003 (SR 2003/225).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 1 October 2013, by regulation 8 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 1 October 2009, by regulation 23 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 1 June 2009, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/101).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 1 October 2008, by regulation 6 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/269).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 1 April 2004, by regulation 4(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/69).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 2 October 2003, by regulation 5(2) of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003 (SR 2003/225).

Regulation 16(2): amended, on 1 October 2002, by regulation 5 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/275).

17 Revocations

The following notices are hereby revoked—

(a)

Fisheries (Palmerston North Commercial Fishing Restrictions) Notice 1983 (SR 1983/312):

(b)

the Fisheries (Hastings Commercial Fishing Restrictions) Notice 1984, published in the Gazette of 1984 at p 576.

Schedule 1 Mohaka River catchment

r 3(2)(a)

Schedule 1: added, on 13 January 2005, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004 (SR 2004/440).

The Mohaka River catchment comprises the waters enclosed by a line—

(1)

commencing at the mean high-water mark at approximately NZMS 260-X15, 736229, being approximately 1 km from the true left bank of the Mohaka River; then

(2)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction towards the easternmost section of the Mohaka Township Road, via a coastal promontory of 129 m, and following the high points to Taumatataua; then

(3)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the high points over the top of the Mohaka Tunnel and onto a trig named Taumatakaramu; then

(4)

following the Te Kahu Road and Ridge Road to a trig named Tirotirowhetu; then

(5)

continuing in a generally north-westerly direction along the high ground towards a trig named BL No 2 around the headwaters of the Mangaturanga Stream; then

(6)

following the high points along the ridge line adjacent to the Pukahu Road past a trig named Puketikitiki, along the high points adjacent to the Putere Road, passing on the eastern side of a trig named Pihanui No 2, around the headwaters of the Otara Stream, and following the ridge line through a trig named Pukakaramea; then

(7)

in a generally westerly direction to a trig named Te Ihuorurumaioterangi, a trig named HML No 2, the high point Te Rata (598 m), and a high point of 682 m, and crossing the Te Hoe Road lying to the west of the headwaters of the Mangahopai Stream; then

(8)

lying adjacent to the southern side of the Te Hoe Road before reaching a high point of approximately 942 m near the junction between Lake Road and Te Hoe Road (Maungataniwha Forest); then

(9)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction adjacent to the tributaries and headwaters of the Mangahouanga Stream, passing by a high point of approximately 957 m near the end of Stihl Road; then

(10)

proceeding to 2 high points of approximately 998 m and 730 m at the headwaters of the Tatua Stream; then

(11)

proceeding in a generally westerly direction around the headwaters of the Mangahouanga Stream to the southern of 2 high points of approximately 1 020 m; then

(12)

following the ridge line in a generally south-westerly direction to a high point of approximately 1 001 m, traversing a saddle in a generally northerly direction to high points of approximately 910 m, 962 m, 1 115 m, and 1 145 m at the headwaters of the Mangakahia Stream; then

(13)

following high points to a trig named Maungataniwha No 2; then

(14)

proceeding in a generally westerly direction along the high points of approximately 1 361 m, 1 374 m, and 1 260 m, and the saddle at the headwaters of the Moerangi Stream; then

(15)

proceeding along the high points of approximately 1 001 m, 1 023 m, 1 048 m, 1 084 m, 1 013 m, 1 150 m, and 1 240 m; then

(16)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction around the headwaters of the Te Hoe River and the Kakaiti Stream, to high points of approximately 1 032 m, 1 219 m, 1 220 m, 1 210 m, and 1 210 m; then

(17)

proceeding in a generally westerly direction around the headwaters of the Whirinaki River (passing adjacent to trig numbered 10451), and a high point of 1 006 m; then

(18)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction through high points of approximately 1 010 m, 976 m, and 984 m, then proceeding in a generally westerly direction to a trig named 10421 adjacent to Plateau Road; then

(19)

proceeding around the southern side of the Plateau Road wetland to a trig numbered 52A, then proceeding to the road junction between Plateau Road and Pine Milling Road; then

(20)

proceeding in a generally north-westerly direction to a high point of approximately 826 m near the intersection of Motukuri Road and Boundary Road; then

(21)

proceeding in a generally westerly direction, across Pine Ridge Road, to a high point of approximately 854 m; then

(22)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction across Motutoa Road to a high point of approximately 801 m and to a trig named Kokomoka; then

(23)

proceeding along the high ground to the west of the tributaries of the Waipunga River to a high point of approximately 914 m and to a road-end trig named MW, a high point of 901 m; then

(24)

proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction to a high point of approximately 762 m adjacent to Matea Road and crossing State Highway 5 to reach a high point of approximately 894 m; then

(25)

following the high points to a high point named Orangikino (1 090 m), and to a high point of approximately 757 m; then

(26)

proceeding between the headwaters of the Tirikahu Stream and the Takahiapo Stream, to the high point named Ngapouatu, a high point of approximately 1 013 m, and around the headwaters of the Tirikahu Stream in a generally north-westerly direction following the high points of approximately 979 m, 1 019 m, 906 m, 904 m (at the headwaters of the Ripia River), 1 010 m, 867 m, 910 m, 934 m, and 891 m; then

(27)

crossing the Pahautea Road to a high point of approximately 815 m, to the road junction between Taharua Road and Southern Boundary Road, then to a point at NZMS 260, U18-935534; then

(28)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction to a trig named Wairango No 2 at the headwaters of the Mangakahakaha Stream, and high points of approximately 876 m and 854 m, crossing Homestead Road; then

(29)

continuing along the high points of approximately 1 005 m, crossing Clements Mill Road, to a high point named Manawakarau (1 009 m) at the headwaters of the Ngararanui Stream, continuing to high points of approximately 1 173 m, Te Iringa, around the headwaters of the Tikitiki Stream, to a high point named Whangatikitiki, continuing to follow the ridge line; then

(30)

across the Kaipo Saddle, to a high point of approximately 1 097 m, around the headwaters of the Cascade Stream to a high point named Maungaorangi (1 436 m), and to a high point of approximately 1 319 m, around the headwaters of the Oamaru River to a high point named Pukekotare (1 266 m); then

(31)

proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction to the Waitawhero Saddle, around the Waitawhero Stream headwaters to the Otorehinaiti Saddle, the Mangapapa Saddle, around the headwaters of the Mangatainoka River passing high points of approximately 1 260 m, 1 259 m, 1 269 m, and 1 429 m, the named high point Te Pukeohikarua (1 455 m), the headwaters of the Makino River (near a high point named Venison Top), a high point named Whetu (1 650 m), and a trig named North Kaweka 65A; then

(32)

near the trig named Kaweka, proceeding in a generally easterly direction down the Makahu Spur around the southern side of the Pinnacle Stream to the end of the Kaweka Road; then

(33)

generally following the high points adjacent to the road to an unnamed trig of approximately 1 083 m, a high point of approximately 869 m, and the road junction between Kaweka Road and Lotkow Road; then

(34)

proceeding around the southern side of the tributaries of the Anawhenua Stream, crossing the Pakaututu Road at the northern end of the Balls Clearing Reserve, to a trig numbered 12411 at the headwaters of the Mangatutu Stream; then

(35)

proceeding in a southerly direction to a high point of approximately 690 m, to the road junction between Puketitiri Road and Brownlie Road, then around the headwaters of the Inangatahi Stream; then

(36)

proceeding in a generally easterly direction to a trig named A (675 m) near Little Bush Road, proceeding to the Maniaroa Range (near a high point of approximately 722 m); then

(37)

proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction to a trig named A (812 m), and high points of approximately 767 m, 875 m, and 990 m (Te Waka Range), and a trig named Te Waka No 2, then across State Highway 5 near the Titiokura Summit to trigs named E No 2 (852 m), Wakaateo No 2, Kopua No 2, and Taraponui No 2, and following the Maungaharuru Range, passing through trigs named XIII and Kokohitoa XXVIII; then

(38)

proceeding along the high ground adjacent to the southern-most section of Borrie Road, then along Anaura Road, Willowflat Road, across State Highway 2, to a trig named Kotaumataopurua (near Haliburton Road), along the high ground to a trig numbered XX (331 m), following Ponui Road, then around the headwaters of the Coquet Stream to a trig named Mohaka 85 (249 m); then

(39)

proceeding along the Mohaka Coast Road to a point at NZMS 260-W19, 710230; then

(40)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction to the coast adjacent to the end of McIvor Road, and the mean high-water mark at approximately NZMS 260-W19, 714220; then

(41)

proceeding along the mean high-water mark, across the mouth of the Mohaka River, to the point of commencement.

Schedule 2 Whanganui River catchment

r 3(2)(c)

Schedule 2: added, on 13 January 2005, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004 (SR 2004/440).

The Whanganui River catchment comprises the waters enclosed by a line—

(1)

commencing at the mean high-water mark of the tip of the northern bank of the Whanganui River mouth (at approximately NZMS 260-R22, 793378); then

(2)

proceeding in a generally north-westerly direction along the mean high-water mark to a point adjacent the northernmost road end (near the golf course) within the suburb of Castlecliff (at approximately NZMS 260-R22, 777408); then

(3)

proceeding inland in a generally easterly direction crossing the road ends of Waitai Street and Manuka Street, past the sawmill to a high point of approximately 65 m, crossing Clarkson Avenue, passing through the junction of Mosston and Tayforth Roads, and the junction of State Highway 3 and Virginia Road; then

(4)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction to the trig of Mt Russell (125 m), passing on the eastern side of the junction of State Highway 3 and Blueskin Road; then

(5)

proceeding along Blueskin Road and Brunswick Road to Tokomaru East Road; then

(6)

proceeding along part of the Tokomaru East Road around the headwaters of the Tauraroa Stream, reaching a trig named Momemome (219 m), and high points above the tributaries of the Whanganui River of approximately 223 m, 242 m (above the headwaters of the Kaipua Stream), and 283 m (adjacent to the Tokomaru East Road); then

(7)

proceeding in a generally north-westerly direction following the adjacent Tokomaru East Road to high points of approximately 406 m (near the locality Mangaiti), 416 m (between the tributaries of the Tatarongo Stream and the Mangaiti Stream), 483 m, 505 m, 302 m, 374 m, and 393 m (near Bruce Road); then

(8)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction to high points of approximately 454 m (adjacent to Rangitatau East Road), and 434  m (Te Tuhi Junction); then

(9)

following the ridge line adjacent to Watershed Road to near the road-end locality of Taunoka, to the high point of Purakau (630 m), and high points of approximately 546 m (on the true left side of the Kaitieke Stream), and 570 m (at the site of the derelict Maungarau Hut); then

(10)

following the Matemateaonga Track to a high point of approximately 623 m (at the headwaters of the Mangaone Stream), the Otaraheke Shelter, the trig named Mt Humphries (Whakaihuwaka), the Omaru Hut, a high point of approximately 558 m (at the headwaters of the Tanawapiti Stream), a trig numbered 12021, crossing the Upper Mangaehu Road to high points of approximately 444 m (at the headwaters of the Taumata Stream), 469 m, 503 m (at the headwaters of the Miro Stream), and 509 m, over a tunnel site, to a high point of approximately 364 m (adjacent to State Highway 43 at the Whangamomona Saddle), around the headwaters of the Mangare Stream to a high point of approximately 438 m; then

(11)

proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction to a trig named Kaieto West, crossing State Highway 43 near the Tahora Saddle, and to exclude the Tangarakau sub-catchment; then

(12)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction to high points of approximately 405 m (passing tributaries of the Whitianga Stream, and headwaters of the Kohuratahi Stream), and 314 m (near the junction of the Kohuratahi and Putikituna Roads), a trig numbered 11052, past Canoe Flat to a trig numbered 11081, then high points of approximately 395 m and 371 m; then

(13)

proceeding in a generally easterly direction to a trig numbered 11085, then to the junction of the Tangarakau River with the Whanganui River (at NZMS 260-R20, 725168); then

(14)

proceeding to a high point on the true right side of the Tangarakau River of approximately 243 m; then

(15)

proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction to high points of approximately 399 m, 492 m (Waiamaru), 391 m (Heao), 518 m (Tukutahora), and 439 m (around the headwaters of the Ohuraiti Stream); then

(16)

proceeding in a generally easterly direction to a high point of approximately 279 m (above the Ngatukuwaru Reach of the Whanganui River), to the junction of the Ohura River with the Whanganui River; then

(17)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction to high points of approximately 380 m, 409 m (Taumatamaire), and 370 m, along Koiro Road (adjacent to a trig named Otu), across River Road to high points of approximately 397 m, and 398 m (adjacent to the Kururau Road), a trig numbered 10141 (named Parapara, at the southern side of the Nihoniho Forest), and further high points Te Tawa (554 m, at the headwaters of the Kakahi Stream) and Timi (553 m); then

(18)

proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction to a high point named Opotiki (569 m); then

(19)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction along ridge lines to a high point named Okaihae (557 m), then around the headwaters of the Okaihae Stream to a high point of approximately 534 m; then

(20)

proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction to a trig named Te Peka 1698 (adjacent to Taumarunui); then

(21)

proceeding to the junction of the Whanganui and Ongarue Rivers; then

(22)

proceeding in a generally north-easterly direction along ridge lines to a trig named Whatawhata 1712, high points of approximately 410 m, 350 m (on the southern side of the Ngakonui Stream), 442 m, and 472 m (at the headwaters of the Ngapuke Stream), then across the Taumarunui Ngapuke Road; then

(23)

proceeding to a high point of approximately 580 m, a trig named Ngapuketurua (693 m), and a high point of approximately 750 m (at the headwaters of the Tatateoro Stream), then crossing a road, continuing to high points in the Pureora Forest of approximately 1 010 m and 1 002 m; then

(24)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction to high points of approximately 803 m (at the headwaters of the Pungapunga River, and adjacent to Keepa Road), 1 070 m, a trig named Hauhangaroa 1711, a high point of approximately 945 m (east of Waituhi Lookout), crossing State Highway 41 in a generally southerly direction to high points of approximately 807 m, 784 m, Tahua (801 m), and 666 m, then a summit called Maungaku, a trig named Maungakatote (862 m), and a high point of approximately 740 m; then

(25)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction to the base of the Otamangakau Dam, then along the western side of the Otamangakau Canal to the base of the Te Whaiau Dam, along its western edge, then between the Whanganui River tributaries and Te Whaiau Stream to a trig named Papaki B (751 m); then

(26)

proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction to high points of approximately 1 909 m (adjacent to North Crater) and 1 886 m (adjacent to Red Crater), then proceeding in a generally southerly direction to a trig named Mt Ngauruhoe D and high points of approximately 1 650 m (on the western ridge of the Upper Tama lake) and 1 334 m (on the western side of the Lower Tama lake); then

(27)

proceeding up the Waihohonu Ridge to high points of approximately 2 732 m (Te Heuheu), Pyramid Peak (Mt Ruapehu), a trig named Tahurangi (2 797 m); then

(28)

proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction to a trig named E No 2 (1 725 m, Turoa Skifield), down Sunset Ridge to high points of approximately 1 340 m, 1 193 m (at the headwaters of the Mangaeteroa Stream), 1 020 m, 772 m (on State Highway 4), and 726 m (on the southern side of Orautoha Stream), along the northern side of the Makara Stream and its tributaries to the trig named Ngataumaro (620 m), and to the high point of approximately 667 m, then along a ridge line to a trig called Ameku (757 m, at the headwaters of the Mangaetoroa Stream); then

(29)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction around the western side of the Mangaetoroa Stream headwaters, crossing Mangaeturoa North Road, passing the headwaters of the Aramahoe Stream, reaching a trig named Okahurea (682 m), then to a high point of approximately 637 m, then a trig named Waipuna (749 m), following the Waipuna Road and ridge line to a trig called Ngarakauwhakarara (654 m, at the headwaters of the Whataumu Stream), then high points of approximately 576 m, and 650 m (at the headwaters of the Motuaruhe Stream), Te Konia (676 m), 621 m, and Harawera (681 m); then

(30)

proceeding in a generally south-westerly direction along the Koriniti Harawira Road at the headwaters of the Raupiu Stream to high points of approximately 624 m, Paotamariki (615 m, on the southern side of the Aramaire Stream), and 593 m; then

(31)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction to a trig named Tauakira (715 m), then to high points of approximately 620 m, 597 m, and 580 m, joining the Parihauhau Road at the headwaters of the Kahakaha Stream, continuing past high points of approximately 429 m and 275 m; then

(32)

proceeding around the headwaters of the Kaparu Stream to high points of approximately 263 m, 268 m (where the line crosses State Highway 4), 391 m (north-eastern part of Lismore Forest), Tutu (372 m, at the headwaters of the Waimatao Stream), and 286 m, a trig named Mt Mitchell (315 m), high points of approximately 297 m (adjacent to the airstrip), 272 m (at the headwaters of the Kaukatea Stream), 239 m, and 224 m (at the end of Denlair Road), reaching the Kauangaroa Road, continuing around the headwaters of the Matarawa Stream; then

(33)

proceeding in a generally westerly direction over the Marton New Plymouth Railway tunnel, crossing Station Road (Fordell) and roads to Onedia and Aird, Union Line road, near the end of Holmwood Road, State Highway 3, and Kaitoke Road; then

(34)

proceeding around the northern side of Kaitoke Lake, to a high point of approximately 42 m to the north of Kaitoke Stream, crossing Airport and Landguard Roads, to a trig named Landguard (38 m); then

(35)

proceeding to the mean high-water mark of the Whanganui River directly below the trig named Landguard, and following the true west bank of the Whanganui River to the westernmost point of the southern mouth (at approximately NZMS 260-R22, 798378); then

(36)

crossing the river to the point of commencement.

Schedule 3 Catchments containing Pencarrow lakes

r 3(2)(e)

Schedule 3: added, on 13 January 2005, by regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004 (SR 2004/440).

The catchments containing the Pencarrow lakes comprise the Pencarrow lakes (Lake Kohangapiripiri and Lake Kohangatera) and their tributaries enclosed by a line—

(1)

commencing at the mean high-water mark at a sewer outlet near Bluff Point (NZMS 260-R27, 648808); then

(2)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction to a promontory of approximately 96 m elevation; then

(3)

proceeding in a north-westerly direction to the easternmost lighthouse for Pencarrow Head; then

(4)

proceeding in a generally northerly direction along the ridge line to Mt Cameron, and high points of 188 m, a saddle above Camp Bay, a high point of 178 m, a trig named Hawtrey (AA; 343 m), and a trig called Lowry (BB; 373 m) at the headwaters of the Gollans Stream; then

(5)

proceeding in a generally southerly direction along the ridge line to high points of approximately 360 m, 285 m, 232 m, 238 m, and Sugarloaf (302 m), and along the Link Ridge to the Valley View Hill (east of Lake Kohangatera), and Finger Hill (at NZMS 260-R28, 670799); then

(6)

following a four-wheel drive track part-way down to the coast and continuing in a straight line to the memorial of the SS Paiaka (at NZMS 260-R28, 663795) and onto the mean high-water mark (at NZMS 260-R28, 663795); then

(7)

proceeding to the point of commencement.

P G Millen,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 September 1986.

Reprints notes
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4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/270)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/326)

Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81): section 413

Fisheries Regulations Revocation Order 2011 (SR 2011/96): clause 3

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/241)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/101)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008 (SR 2008/403)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/269)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2005 (SR 2005/315)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2004 (SR 2004/440)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2004 (SR 2004/330)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/69)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003 (SR 2003/225)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/23)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/275)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2001 (SR 2001/156)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/66)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2000 (SR 2000/158)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/303)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 10 (SR 1996/278)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 9 (SR 1996/21)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 8 (SR 1995/232)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 6 (SR 1993/280)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 5 (SR 1993/173)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 3 (SR 1991/165)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 2 (SR 1989/292)

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 1 (SR 1986/252)