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 (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 by—
•combining, in new regulation 15JA(2)(c), the closed seamount areas described in existing regulation 15JA(2)(c) and (d); and
•revoking regulation 15JA(2)(d), which is no longer required because new regulation 15JA(2)(c) includes the area previously described in regulation 15JA(2)(d).
The amendments made by these regulations, in response to the collection of more accurate bathymetric information, allow the area closures to better encompass and protect the underlying features.