This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 11 May 2006, prohibits the importation of 2 species of toothfish, unless it is covered by a completed catch document issued in accordance with Conservation Measure 10-05 (2005). That Measure was adopted by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in November 2005, under Article IX of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.
This order continues the prohibition formerly in the Customs Import Prohibition (Toothfish) Order 2003 (SR 2003/94). The Fisheries (Toothfish Catch Documentation Scheme) Regulations 2000 (SR 2000/57), which came into force on 11 May 2000 and impose certain duties, also give effect to the Conservation Measure.
Under section 54(5)(a) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, this order expires on the close of 31 December 2006 except so far as it is expressly confirmed by Act of Parliament passed before that date. Even if confirmed completely in that way, under section 55 of that Act, this order expires on the close of 10 May 2009 unless it is sooner revoked or extended for a further period of up to 3 years.