This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which takes effect on 1 October 2003, adds long-finned freshwater eel and short-finned freshwater eel in the Chatham Islands to Schedule 5A of the Fisheries Act 1996 (which lists stocks for which no additional annual catch entitlement may be allocated where underfishing occurs). The order also adds rough skate and smooth skate to Schedule 6 of that Act as stocks that may be returned to the sea in accordance with certain requirements.
Date of notification in Gazette: 4 September 2003.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.