Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 1998


Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 1998


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 Restriction on taking shellfish from Karekare Beach
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after regulation 4F, the following regulation:

    • No person may take from, or be in possession of any shellfish taken from, that area of New Zealand fishery waters lying within an area bounded by a line commencing at the southern end of Karekau Point (at 36° 59.8′S and 174° 28.4′E), then proceeding generally in a westerly direction to the southern end of Paratahi Island (at 36° 59.8′S and 174°28.2′E), then generally in a northern direction to Farley Point (at 36° 59.2′S and 174° 28.1′E), then generally in a southerly direction along the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement.


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 1 April 1998, amend the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 by closing the intertidal areas at Karekare Beach to the commercial harvesting of shellfish.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 February 1998.

  • 1 SR 1986/216