This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 31 March 2003, amend the Fisheries (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2001 by including offences against regulation 9 of the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 1986 as infringement offences carrying an infringement fee of $250. The offences concerned are-
•using or setting a net that, either by itself or together with any other net, extends more than one-quarter across the width of any river, stream, or channel (regulation 9(1)):
•using or setting a net that, either by itself or together with or in conjunction with any other net, wing, or leader extends more than one-quarter of the width of any arm of the sea, including any estuary, inlet, bay, or sound (regulation 9(2)).