This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order adds white pointer shark to Schedule 7A of the Wildlife Act 1953, so that the shark is absolutely protected in New Zealand fisheries waters.
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (1979) requires a prohibition on the taking of white pointer sharks. This order implements the prohibition in relation to New Zealand fisheries waters.
This order comes into force on 1 April 2007.