This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 October 2008, amend the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001 by—
requiring eels taken by commercial fishers to be held in a container that is labelled with the initials, surname, and client number of the permit holder under whose permit the eels were taken; and
making it an offence to contravene or fail to comply with the new labelling requirement for containers holding eels; and
changing the penalty that applies in relation to an offence against regulation 53 (labelling of containers). A person who commits an offence against that regulation is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000.
Date of notification in Gazette: 28 August 2008.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.