Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2008

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Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of October 2008

Present:
The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding 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 (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Certain fishing methods prohibited in defined areas
  • Regulation 10A(1)(f) is amended by omitting north head (at 36°28.80′S and 174°03.00′E) to the south head of the harbour (at 36°23.80′S and 174°09.73′E) and substituting north head (at 36°23.80′S and 174°03.00′E) to the south head of the harbour (at 36°28.06′S and 174°09.73′E).

5 Trawl fishing prohibited in defined areas
  • (1) Regulation 10B(1)(a) is amended—

    • (a) by inserting due west after seaward; and

    • (b) by omitting north head of Herekino Harbour (at 35°17.64′S and 173°09.54′E) and substituting north head of Herekino Harbour (at 35°17.40′S and 173°09.85′E); and

    • (c) by omitting then southerly to Maunganui Bluff and substituting then in a southerly direction along the mean high-water mark to Maunganui Bluff.

    (2) Regulation 10B(1)(b) is amended by inserting due west after seaward.

    (3) Regulation 10B(1)(c) is amended by inserting due west after seaward.

    (4) Regulation 10B(1)(c)(ii) is amended by inserting of Manukau Harbour after on the south head.

    (5) Regulation 10B(1)(c) is amended by revoking subparagraph (iii) and substituting the following subparagraph:

    • (iii) then by the mean high-water mark to the north head of the Waikato River mouth (at 37°21.10′S and 174°41.33′E); then by a straight line to the south head of the Waikato River mouth (at 37°23.69′S and 174°42.72′E); then proceeding southerly by the mean high-water mark to Rangitoto Point (at 37°47.95′S and 174°50.50′E); then by a straight line to the south head of Raglan Harbour (at 37°48.22′S and 174°50.50′E); then by the mean high-water mark to Potahi Point (at 38°00.56′S and 174°47.97′E); then by a straight line to Kahua Point (at 38°02.19′S and 174°47.09′E); then by the mean high-water mark to Tauratahi Point (at 38°05.05′S and 174°46.86′E); then by a straight line to Urawitiki Point (at 38°05.26′S and 174°46.25′E); then by the mean high-water mark to Tirua Point (at 38°23.22′S and 174°38.04′E).

6 Set netting prohibited in defined areas
  • Regulation 15A(l)(iii) is amended—

    • (a) by inserting due west after seaward; and

    • (b) by omitting south head of the Waikato River and substituting south of the Waikato River.

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 the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, make minor technical amendments to the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986. The amendments are intended to give better effect to the amendments that were recently made to the principal regulations by the Fisheries (Auckland and Kermadec Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2008, which introduced new measures for the protection of Hector's and Maui's dolphins.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 October 2008.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.