Fisheries Act Commencement Order (No 2) 1996


Fisheries Act Commencement Order (No 2) 1996


This order is administered in the Ministry of Fisheries.

PURSUANT to section 1(2) of the Fisheries Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order may be cited as the Fisheries Act Commencement Order (No 2) 1996.

2 Commencement of certain provisions of Fisheries Act 1996 on 1 October 1996
  • The provisions of the Fisheries Act 1996 that are specified in the Schedule to this order shall come into force on the 1st day of October 1996.

Provisions of Fisheries Act 1996 that come into force on 1 OCTOBER 1996

ProvisionsBrief Description
Part 1 (comprising sections 2 to 7General preliminary provisions.
Part 2 (comprising sections 8 to 10Purpose and principles of Act.
Part 3 (comprising sections 11 to 16Sustainability measures.
Part 9 (comprising sections 174 to 186)Taiapure-local fisheries and customary fisheries.
Sections 187 to 190Weights, conversion factors, records, and returns, etc
Part 14 (comprising sections 261 to 275Cost recovery.
Sections 276 to 282National Fisheries Advisory Council.
Sections 294 to 296Administration generally.
Sections 297 to 311Miscellaneous provisions (including regulation-making powers, protection of the Crown, southern scallop enhancement programmes).
Section 314(1)(h), (i), (o), (p), (s), (ze), (zk), and (zm)Repeal of various provisions of Fisheries Act 1983.
Sections 316 to 318Amendments to other Acts and regulations.
Section 322Relationship between offence provisions of Fisheries Act 1983 and Fisheries Act 1986.
Section 324Savings relating to rock lobster regulations.
Section 327Savings related to commodity levy orders.
Section 329Validation of certain decisions relating to permits.
Section 330Certain fishing restrictions may affect quota management areas.
Section 334Conversion of transferable term quota (rock lobster).
Section 335Savings relating to quota appeals.
Section 353Statutory debts under Fisheries Act 1983.
Section 360Provisions relating to taiapure-local fisheries.
Section 361Transitional offences and penalties.
Section 365Transitional provision relating to cost recovery.
Section 366Southern scallop enhancement programme.
Section 367Allocation of jack mackerel quota.
Section 368Nelson-Marlborough dredge oyster quota.
Section 370Transitional provision relating to performance of functions by outside agencies.
Schedule 1Fishery management and quota management areas defined.
Schedule 2Stocks whose abundance is highly variable.
Schedule 3Stocks managed with an alternative total allowable catch.
Schedule 9, Parts 1, 2, and 3Allocation of quota for jack mackerel, Nelson-Marlborough dredge oysters, and Northland scallops.
Schedule 10Levies.
Schedule 12, Parts 1, II, 3, and 7Certain amendments to other Acts.


Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 1 October 1996, a number of provisions of the Fisheries Act 1996.

A brief description of the subject matter of the provisions brought into force appears in the second column of the Schedule to the order. The provisions could be loosely described as being those in the Act that are of a more general background and administrative nature, and do not include the more central Parts of the Act such as those that deal with the quota management system, prerequisites for access to fisheries, and offences.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 September 1996.