Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order 2004


Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order 2004


This order is administered in the Ministry of Fisheries.

Pursuant to section 72(7) 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 order.

1 Title
  • This order is the Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order 2004.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 April 2004.

3 Sea cucumber added to Schedule 6 of Fisheries Act 1996
  • Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 is amended by adding the following item:

    Sea cucumber (Stichopus mollis)All New Zealand fisheries watersA commercial fisher may return any sea cucumber to the waters from which it was taken if—
      (a)that sea cucumber is likely to survive on return; and
      (b)the return takes place as soon as practicable after the sea cucumber is taken.

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which takes effect on 1 April 2004, adds sea cucumber to Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as stocks that may be returned to the sea in accordance with certain requirements.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 March 2004.