Fisheries (Recordkeeping) Amendment Regulations 2005

2005/320

Fisheries (Recordkeeping) Amendment Regulations 2005


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Fisheries.


Pursuant to section 297(1) 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 1 January 2006.

3 Interpretation
  • Regulation 2(1) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, in its appropriate alphabetical order, the following definition:

    registered fish farmer means a fish farmer registered under Part 9A of the Act.

4 Persons required to keep records
  • Regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following paragraph:

    • (d) registered fish farmers.

5 New Part 2A inserted
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after Part 2, the following Part:

    Part 2A
    Registered fish farmers

    Source documents

    26A Purchase invoices and sales invoices
    • (1) Every registered fish farmer must generate and keep, in accordance with this regulation,—

      • (a) purchase invoices for all stock purchased by the registered fish farmer; and

      • (b) sale invoices for all stock sold by the registered fish farmer.

      (2) A purchase invoice must include the following information:

      • (a) either—

        • (i) the client number of the purchaser and the vendor (if applicable); or

        • (ii) the name of the purchaser and the vendor:

      • (b) the address of the purchaser and the vendor:

      • (c) the date on which the stock is acquired:

      • (d) a description of the stock (specifying its state and species, and its number or weight):

      • (e) the price of the stock per size, grade, and (if applicable) weight.

      (3) A sales invoice must include the following information:

      • (a) either—

        • (i) the client number of the vendor and the purchaser (if applicable); or

        • (ii) the name of the vendor and the purchaser:

      • (b) the address of the vendor and the purchaser:

      • (c) the date on which the stock is sold:

      • (d) a description of the stock (specifying its state and species, and its number or weight):

      • (e) the price of the stock per size, grade, and (if applicable) weight.

      (4) Purchase invoices and sales invoices must be completed as soon as practicable after the transaction they relate to.

    High-risk species

    26B Additional records to be kept relating to high-risk species
    • (1) Every registered fish farmer must generate and keep, in relation to high-risk species, an annual inventory, mortality records, and stock transfer documents.

      (2) The records referred to in subclause (1) must be prepared in accordance with, and contain the information required by, regulations 26C to 26E.

      (3) In this regulation, high-risk species means—

      • (a) paua (Haliotis australis and Haliotis iris) exceeding 25mm in length; and

      • (b) spiny rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii).

    26C Annual inventory
    • (1) An annual inventory must be—

      • (a) based on a physical stock; and

      • (b) completed—

        • (i) within 12 months after the commencement of this regulation; and

        • (ii) then at intervals of not more than 12 months.

      (2) An annual inventory must contain the following information:

      • (a) the registered fish farmer's name or client number:

      • (b) a unique identifier for each site that the fish farmer is authorised to farm high-risk species:

      • (c) the date of the annual inventory:

      • (d) the name (including the scientific name) of the high-risk species farmed:

      • (e) the stage, age, and growth class for each species:

      • (f) the weight or number or both of each species:

      • (g) a description of how the weight or number or both of each species have been assessed.

    26D Mortality records
    • (1) The information referred to in subclause (2)(c) must be entered in the mortality records as soon as practicable after the mortality it relates to.

      (2) Mortality records must contain the following information:

      • (a) the registered fish farmer's name or client number:

      • (b) a unique identifier for each site at which the fish farmer is authorised to farm a high-risk species:

      • (c) the number or weight of all stock losses due to mortalities, unexplained loss, or destruction by event.

    26E Stock transfer records
    • (1) Stock transfer records must contain information about stock transferred from one fish farm to another fish farm that is farmed by the same registered fish farmer.

      (2) The information referred to in subclause (3) must be entered in the stock transfer records as soon as practicable after the transfer of the stock.

      (3) Stock transfer records must contain the following information:

      • (a) either—

        • (i) the registered fish farmer's client number; or

        • (ii) the registered fish farmer's name:

      • (b) the registered fish farmer's address:

      • (c) unique identifiers of the fish farms as shown on the fish farmer register:

      • (d) the date on which the stock is transferred:

      • (e) a description of the stock (specifying the state and species, and numbers or weight or both):

      • (f) the name of the person transporting the fish to its destination.

Diane Morcom,

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 1 January 2006, amend the Fisheries (Recordkeeping) Regulations 1990 to require registered fish farmers to keep certain records.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 8 December 2005.


  • 1 SR 1990/219