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 Whitebait Fishing (West Coast) Regulations 1994 as follows:
•regulation 3 substitutes a new definition of screen that now effectively includes unframed floating or floppy screens:
•regulation 4 amends regulation 8(1) of the principal regulations, which currently prohibits the use of 1 or more screens with a total length exceeding 3 m. The substituted paragraph (ba) reinstates an earlier exemption from this requirement for persons fishing from licensed structures:
•regulations 5 and 7 insert the Mokihinui River into Schedule 2 of the principal regulations, as a river where special conditions apply, and as with other rivers named in the Schedule provide a 40 m clearance zone around licensed structures within which other persons may not fish while the structure is being used. Due to the density of licensed structures on the Mokihinui River however, the new regulation 12(3) provides that this prohibition will not apply on that river to persons fishing from another licensed structure that is within the 40 m radius:
•regulation 6 cures a drafting error, in that it was not previously clear which of 2 identically numbered provisions in regulation 19 was revoked by amending legislation in 1995.