This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 15 November 2007, amend the Fisheries (Satellite Vessel Monitoring) Regulations 1993 by—
•inserting a definition of benthic protection area; and
•nserting a new regulation 3(1)(eb), which requires an automatic location communicator to be carried and operated on board New Zealand fishing vessels that are—
The amendments are required as a result of the establishment of benthic protection areas under the Fisheries (Benthic Protection Areas) Regulations 2007.