Dated at Wellington this 4th day of November 2003.
Minister of Fisheries.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice, which comes into force on the day after the date on which it is notified in the Gazette, sets qualifying years for the following species of tuna: bigeye tuna, Pacific bluefin tuna, southern bluefin tuna, and yellowfin tuna.
A person’s provisional catch history under the Fisheries Act 1996 in respect of a species of tuna, is the total weight of eligible catch reported in the person’s eligible returns in respect of the period of 12 consecutive months chosen by the person from within the qualifying years in accordance with section 35(4)(b) or (5)(d) of that Act or, if the person does not make a choice, as nominated by the chief executive of the Ministry of Fisheries in accordance with section 35(1)(d) of that Act.