This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Fisheries (Cost Recovery) Rules 2001 by—
•inserting definitions of bottom trawling and deepwater benthic research (clause 4):
•inserting a reference to new item 4A of the Schedule in rule 7(3) (clause 5):
•excluding deepwater benthic research from item 4 of the Schedule (clause 6(1)):
•inserting a new item 4A in the Schedule (clause 6(2)).
Item 4 of the Schedule continues to apply to costs relating to benthic research in the territorial sea (clause 6(3)).
The amendments are a result of the Accord Relating to the Benthic Protection Areas within New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone 2007.