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 (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 to—
•include in the definition of commercial fisherman the term
“commercial fisher”, which has been used in amending regulations to reflect the gender-neutral drafting style. The amendment ensures that, regardless of the terminology used, the regulation applies to those who fish commercially, whether they are holders of a fishing permit, or are fishing under the authority of another person's permit:
•change the coordinates of the shellfish area closed to commercial fishing between Howells Point Light, Riverton and Waipapa Point, Otara.