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 2007, amend the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001.
The effect of the amendments is as follows:
•a maximum weight of 4 kg is set for freshwater eels taken anywhere in New Zealand (currently the maximum weight applies only to South Island eels):
•it is no longer lawful to sell live catfish:
•fees are set for applications for fishing permits for terms of up to a maximum of 5 years (currently terms are a maximum of 1 year):
•fees are set for applications for registrations of automatic location communicators for terms of up to a maximum of 5 years (currently terms are a maximum of 1 year).