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 the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986.
Regulation 2 updates the definition of the term Act to include the Fisheries Act 1996.
Regulation 3 amends regulation 12 of the principal regulations by restricting commercial drag netting in the Tauranga Harbour to those permit holders who have operated in the harbour over the last 5 years.
Regulation 4 adds a schedule to the principal regulations, which lists those permit holders allowed to use a drag net to take fish commercially in Tauranga Harbour.