This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which takes effect on 1 April 2003, adds Chatham Islands scallops to the Second Schedule of the Fisheries Act 1996 (which lists stocks whose abundance is highly variable) and Schedule 5A of that Act (which lists stocks for which no additional annual catch entitlement may be allocated where underfishing occurs). The order also adds Chatham Islands scallops to the Sixth Scheduleof that Act as a stock that must be returned to the sea if taken during a closed season or in any prohibited area.
Date of notification in Gazette: 20 March 2003.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.