This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 October 1996, contain transitional and savings provisions relating to the commencement of the Fisheries Act 1996.
Regulation 2 defines (for the purposes of the regulations) the Fisheries Act 1983 as the 1983 Act and the Fisheries Act 1996 as the 1996 Act.
Regulation 3 specifies a number of terms defined in the 1996 Act and provides that, during specified transitional periods, those terms include the meanings given to the corresponding terms under the 1983 Act.
Regulation 4 relates to the setting and variation of total allowable commercial catches under the 1983 Act. Its effect is that the Minister must use the corresponding total allowable catch set under section 13 or section 14 of the 1996 Act when setting or varying a total allowable commercial catch under the 1983 Act or recommending such action.
Regulation 5 relates to the obligations in or under sections 189 and 190 of the 1996 Act relating to the keeping of accounts, records, returns, and other information, and applies those provisions to the persons referred to in section 66(1) of the 1983 Act.
Regulation 6 continues in force until 30 September 1998 sections 28ZM and 28ZZF of 1983 Act (as amended by Part 7 of Schedule 12 of the 1996 Act) which are repealed by section 314(1)(o) of the 1996 Act as from 1 October 1996. Section 28ZM relates to and prohibits the taking of southern scallops and section 28ZZF relates to the closure of the southern scallop fishery. The effect of this regulation is that contraventions of sections 28ZM and 28ZZF will continue to be offences under section 93 of the 1983 Act.