This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986.
Regulation 3 revokes regulation 11(g)(iii) of the principal regulations and substitutes a new provision that extends, by 1 month, the prohibition against drag netting in the Tauranga Harbour. The new prohibited period runs from 14 December in any year to the last day of February the following year (both days inclusive).
Regulation 4 adds new subclauses (6) and (7) to regulation 12 of the principal regulations, which exempts permit holders named in Schedule 2 of the principal regulations from regulation 38 of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, with certain conditions when using a drag net to take fish from Tauranga Harbour. Regulation 38 restricts the use of nets in channels.
Regulation 5 adds new subclause (6) to regulation 23 of the principal regulations, which prohibits the taking, by any method, or possession of any fish or seaweed from Tinopai in the Kaipara Harbour.