This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 October 2006, amend the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001 to insert a new regulation 76A.
The new regulation 76A provides that if a commercial fisher is carrying and operating an automatic location communicator on board a New Zealand fishing vessel that is being used for fishing for deepwater clam (and not for other species), the commercial fisher may
•use or have underwater breathing apparatus when taking deepwater clam:
•have underwater breathing apparatus while in possession of deepwater clam:
•have underwater breathing apparatus on board the vessel for the purpose of taking deepwater clam.