This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order takes effect on 1 October 2002, which is the first day of the fishing year that commences after the order is made.
Clause 3 adds COC1A, COC7A, COC7B, and QSC3 (cockle and queen scallop) to Schedule 5A of the Fisheries Act 1996. The effect of this clause is to exclude these stocks from the underfishing rights accrual regime of section 67A of the Fisheries Act 1996.
Clause 4 adds cockles and queen scallops to Schedule 6, allowing these stocks to be returned to the sea or other waters in accordance with the requirements specified in column 3 of that schedule.
Date of notification in Gazette: 19 September 2002.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.