Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2001


Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2001


These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Fisheries.

Pursuant to section 89 of the Fisheries Act 1983 and section 297 of the Fisheries Act 1996, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Interpretation
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 3 was revoked, as from 1 October 2001, by regulation 10(i) Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment regulations (No 3) 2001 (SR 2001/261).

4 Netting prohibited in Wellington Harbour
  • Regulation 9(2) of the principal regulations is amended by—

    • (a) omitting the expression 41°17.87'S, and substituting the expression 41°14.87'S; and

    • (b) omitting each occurrence of the words Soames Island, and substituting the words Matiu/Somes Island.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

This regulation, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, amends the definition of commercial fisherman to include the words commercial fisher, which has been used in amending regulations to reflect a 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.

The amendments to regulation 9(2) correct an error in 1 of the co-ordinates defining the area closed to commercial set netters in Wellington Harbour, and also correct the reference to Somes Island to include the Maori name, as confirmed by the Minister of Land Information under section 13 of the New Zealand Geographic Board Act 1946 and notified in the Gazette 1997, page 1403.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 June 2001.

  • 1 SR 1986/217