Fisheries (Satellite Vessel Monitoring) Amendment Regulations 2007

2007/309

Fisheries (Satellite Vessel Monitoring) Amendment Regulations 2007


Note

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 15th day of October 2007

Pursuant to section 297 of the Fisheries Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Fisheries (Satellite Vessel Monitoring) Amendment Regulations 2007.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 15 November 2007.

3 Principal regulations amended
  • These regulations amend the Fisheries (Satellite Vessel Monitoring) Regulations 1993.

4 Interpretation
  • Regulation 2 is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    benthic protection area has the meaning given to it in regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Benthic Protection Areas) Regulations 2007.

5 Vessels required to carry and operate automatic location communicators
  • Regulation 3(1) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (ea):

    • (eb) New Zealand fishing vessels of 28 metres or less in length that are used at any time during a fishing year to trawl within a benthic protection area; and.

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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—

    • 28 metres or less in length; and

    • used at any time during a fishing year to trawl within a benthic protection area.

The amendments are required as a result of the establishment of benthic protection areas under the Fisheries (Benthic Protection Areas) Regulations 2007.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 October 2007.