Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 1997

1997/305

Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 1997


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Fisheries.


PURSUANT to section 89 of the Fisheries Act 1983 and sections 296 and 297 of the Fisheries Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
2 Interpretation
  • Regulation 2 of the principal regulations (as substituted by regulation 2 of the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 5) is amended by revoking the definition of the term Inner Hauraki Gulf (as inserted by regulation 2 of the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 11), and substituting the following definition:

    Inner Hauraki Gulf means all those waters of the Inner Hauraki Gulf bounded by a line commencing at a point on the southern side of Whangaparaoa Peninsula (adjacent to Te Haruhi Bay) (at 36° 37.31′S and 174° 49.75′E); then by a straight line to the northernmost point of Rakino Island (at 36° 42.63′S and 174° 56.74′E); then by mean high-water mark to a point on the north-east side of Rakino Island (at 36° 42.88′S and 174° 57.26′E); then in a straight line to Hakaimango Point (Waiheke Island) (at 36° 46.23′S and 175° 00.82′E); then by mean high-water mark along the northern and eastern side of Waiheke Island to Kauri Point (at 36° 46.0′S and 175° 12.15′E); then by a straight line to the easternmost point of Pakatoa Island (at 36° 47.95′S and 175° 11.9′E); then by a straight line to a point on the eastern side of Rotoroa Island (at 36° 48.9′S and 175° 12.13′E); then by a straight line to the easternmost point on Ponui Island (at 36° 50.15′S and 175° 12.8′E); then by mean high-water mark to the southernmost point of Ponui Island (at 36° 54.2′S and 175° 11.65′E); then by a straight line to Haraki Point (Pakihi Island) (at 36° 54.33′S and 175° 10.1′E); then by mean high-water mark along the eastern side of Pakihi Island to the southernmost point (at 36° 55.22′S and 175° 09.35′E); then by a straight line to Koherurahi Point (at 36° 55.75′S and 175° 08.55′E); then following a line along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement on the southern side of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula (adjacent to Te Haruhi Bay).

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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

These regulations, which come into force on the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 to reduce the area covered by the seasonal closure on commercial finfishing in the Inner Hauraki Gulf.

Regulation 4F of those regulations currently prohibits commercial fishers from taking finfish from the Inner Hauraki Gulf at any time during the period 1 October to 31 March.

Regulation 2 of these regulations, by its redefinition of the term Inner Hauraki Gulf, removes the area north of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula from the ambit of the prohibition.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 November 1997.


  • 1 SR 1986/216