This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2004, amend the Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986. The amendments—
•omit references to licensed concession fish packing house, and substitute references to licensed fish receiver's premises. These amendments are consequential on the final repeal of the Meat Act 1981 on 1 July 2006; and
•omit references to deepwater crab, horse mussels, and sea cucumber in regulation 15I, which places restrictions on fishing methods in quota management areas 5 and 6. These species are being introduced into the quota management system on 1 April 2004.