These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Fisheries.
PURSUANT to section 89 of the Fisheries Act 1983, and sections 297 and 298 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 Trawling by vessels over 46 m long prohibited in certain waters
3 Fish, aquatic life, and seaweed that may be taken subject to competitive or individual quotas, method restrictions, etc [Revoked]
4 Restriction on method of taking of kina, horse mussels, and sea cucumber
(1) These regulations may be cited as the Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 1998, and are part of the Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 19861 (“the principal regulations”).
“the principal regulations”
(2) These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
Regulation 7A of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression “43 m”, and substituting the expression “46 m”.
Regulation 3 was revoked, as from 1 October 2001, by regulation 12(d) Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2001 (SR 2001/266).
Regulation 14C of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the word “mussel”, and substituting the words “horse mussel”.
Clerk of the Executive Council.
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force 28 days after their notification in the Gazette, amend the Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 by—
(a) Increasing from 43 m to 46 m the maximum size of fishing vessels that may trawl in certain waters: and
(b) Removing various limitations in relation to certain species that will be redundant once those species come within the quota management system from 1 October 1998; and
(c) Removing the method restriction on the taking of green-lipped mussels by commercial fishers.
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 8 October 1998.
1 SR 1986/218