Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order (No 2) 2008



Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order (No 2) 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of August 2008

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 72(7) 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 order.


1 Title
  • This order is the Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order (No 2) 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 October 2008.

3 Schedule 6 of Fisheries Act 1996 amended
  • Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 is amended by inserting the item set out in the Schedule of this order in its appropriate alphabetical order.

Amendment to Schedule 6 of Fisheries Act 1996

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Prawn killer (Ibacus alticrenatus)All New Zealand fisheries waters

A commercial fisher may return any prawn killer to the waters from which it was taken if—

  • (a) that prawn killer is likely to survive on return; and

  • (b) the return takes place as soon as practicable after the prawn killer is taken.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 October 2008, amends Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 by providing for the return to the water of prawn killers in the prescribed circumstances.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 August 2008.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.