Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003


Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2003


These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Fisheries.

Pursuant to 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 Use of specified nets prohibited
  • Regulation 63(2) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after the words ring pots,, the words fyke nets,.

4 Apertures required in rock lobster pots
  • Regulation 79 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (5), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (5) This regulation does not prohibit the use or possession of rock lobster pots without escape apertures on board fishing vessels if—

      • (a) the pots are constructed entirely of spot welded rectangular mesh with inside dimensions of not less than 140 mm long by 54 mm wide; and

      • (b) the pots are used—

        • (i) without covers or liners; or

        • (ii) with covers or liners that leave unencumbered at least 80% of the surface area of each of 2 opposite sides.

5 New Schedule 5 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 5, and substituting the new Schedule 5 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

New Schedule 5 substituted in principal regulations

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Schedule 5
Authorised stocks

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Common nameScientific nameFMAFishstock code
Albacore tunaThunnus alalunga1-10ALB1
BigeyetunaThunnus obesus1-10BIG1
Butterfly tunaGasterochisma melampus1-10BTU1
Northern bluefin tunaThunnus thynnus1-10NTU1
Slender tunaAllothunnus fallai1-10STU1
Southern bluefin tunaThunnus maccoyii1-10STN1
Yellowfin tunaThunnus albacares1-10YFNl
Skipjack tunaKatsuwonus pelamis1-10SKJ1
Pacific bluefin tunaThunnus orientalis1-10TOR1
Surf clam:   
frilled venus shellBassina yatei7BYA7
ringed dosiniaDosinia anus3DAN3
silky dosiniaDosinia subrosea7DSU7
trough shellMactra discors7MDI7
large trough shellMactra muchisoni3MMI3
deepwater tuatuaPaphies donacina3PDO3
triangle shellSpisula aequilateralis3SAE3
Beachcast seaweed 1SEO1
Seal sharkDalatias licha3BSH3
Brown bullhead catfishIctalurus nebulosus1CAT1
CockleChione (Austrovenus) stutchburyi1COC1
Cooks turban shellCookia sulcata5CTU5
Flying fishExocoetidae1FLY1
Gracilaria weedGracilaria spp.1GRA1
HagfishEptatretus cirrhatus2HAG2
KahawaiArripis trutta1KAH1
Bladder kelpMacrocystis pyrifera3KBB3
Bull kelpDurvillea spp.2KBL2
KoheruDecapterus koheru1KOH1
KoiCyprinus carpio1KOI1
Lookdown doryCyttus traversi2LDO2
LessoniaLessonia spp.2LES2
Long-finned freshwaterAnguilla dieffenbachii1LFE1
Green-upped musselPerna canaliculus1MSG1
Northern spiny dogfishSqualus mitsukurii8NSD8
OctopusPinnoctopus cordiformis1Oct-01
Dredge oysterTiostrea chilensis4OYS4
Pacific oysterCrassostrea gigas7POY7
PipiPaphies australis1PPI1
 Porphyra spp.3PRP3
 Pterocladia lucida,1PTE1
 P. capillacea2PTE2
Ray's breamBrama brama1RBM1
ScampiMetanephrops challengeri1SCI1
Silver doryCyttus novaezelandiae2SDO2
Short-finned freshwater eelAnguilla australis,1SFE1
 Anguilla reinhardtii2SFE2
Spiny dogfishSqualus acanthias1SPD1
TuatuaPaphies suboiangulata9TUA9

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.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001. Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001

The amendments—

  • permit spot welded rectangular mesh rock lobster pots to be used with covers or liners if the covers or liners leave unencumbered at least 80% of the surface of each of 2 opposite sides:

  • exclude fyke nets from the prohibition on using or possessing baited nets:

  • substitute a new Schedule 5 that specifies authorised stocks. The new schedule omits anchovy, butterfish, blue (English) mackerel, garfish (Hyporhampus ihi), kingfish (yellowtail), leatherjacket, paddle crab, pilchard, queen scallop, scallop, skate, sprat, and kina. The new schedule also omits reference to fisheries management area 4 in relation to long-finned freshwater eel and short-finned freshwater eel.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 September 2003.

  • 1 SR 2001/253