Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008

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Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of August 2008

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

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.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 October 2008.

3 Principal regulations amended
  • These regulations amend the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001.

4 Heading above regulation 53 amended
  • The heading above regulation 53 is amended by omitting rock lobster and other shellfish and substituting fish.

5 Labelling of containers
  • (1) Regulation 53 is amended by inserting the following subclause after subclause (2):

    • (2A) A commercial fisher must ensure that all eels that are taken are held in containers that are clearly and legibly labelled on the outside with the initials, surname, and client number of the permit holder under whose permit the eels were taken.

    (2) Regulation 53(3) is amended by omitting subclauses (1) or (2) apply and substituting subclause (1), (2), or (2A) applies.

6 Offences

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 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.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 August 2008.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.