Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2009

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Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of April 2009 

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 (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2009.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force 1 June 2009.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Interpretation
  • (1) Regulation 2(1) is amended by revoking the definition of blue cod pot.

    (2) Paragraph (a) of the definition of Foveaux Strait Dredge Oyster Fishery in regulation 2(1) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 46°23.6′S and 167°52.52′E and substituting 46°23.49′S and 167°52.97′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°27.7′S and 167°51.3′E and substituting 46°27.59′S and 167°51.25′E; and

    • (c) omitting 46°27.8′S and 167°50.6′E and substituting 46°27.60′S and 167°50.67′E; and

    • (d) omitting 46°44.8′S and 167°42.4′E and substituting 46°44.74′S and 167°42.49′E.

    (3) Paragraph (b) of the definition of Foveaux Strait Dredge Oyster Fishery in regulation 2(1) is amended by omitting 47°0.9′S and 168°13.8′E and substituting 47°0.90′S and 168°13.70′E.

    (4) Regulation 2(1) is amended by revoking the definition of Southland and Sub-Antarctic Fishery Management Areas and substituting the following definition:

    Southland and Sub-Antarctic Fishery Management Areas means the fishery management areas described as Fishery Management Area 5—Southland and Fishery Management Area 6—Sub-Antarctic in Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996.

    (5) Paragraph (a) of the definition of Southland Concession Area in regulation 2(1) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 43°05′S and 170°16′2″E and substituting 43°06.52′S and 170°15.80′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°34′8″S and 169°35′E and substituting 46°34.66′S and 169°35.10′E.

5 Total prohibitions
  • (1) Regulation 3(1)(a) is amended by omitting 44°34.30′S and 167°46.98′E and substituting 44°34.38′S and 167°46.88′E.

    (2) Regulation 3(1)(b) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 46°53.85′S and 168°09.76′E and substituting 46°53.80′S and 168°09.80′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°55.26′S and 168°11.45′E and substituting 46°55.23′S and 168°11.65′E.

6 Certain fishing methods prohibited in defined areas
  • (1) Regulation 3A(1) is amended by inserting net after Danish seine.

    (2) Regulation 3A(1)(a) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 46°36.23′S and 168°22.26′E and substituting 46°36.13′S and 168°22.23′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°36.83′S and 168°21.62′E and substituting 46°36.73′S and 168°21.56′E.

    (3) Regulation 3A(1)(b)(iv) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 45°01.51′S and 167°05.53′E and substituting 45°01.57′S and 167°05.55′E; and

    • (b) omitting 45°03.21′S and 167°04.43′E and substituting 45°03.10′S and 167°04.71′E.

    (4) Regulation 3A(1)(b)(x) is amended by omitting 45°44.67′S and 166°26.70′E and substituting 45°44.30′S and 166°27.04′E.

    (5) Regulation 3A(1)(b)(xi) is amended by—

    • (a)  omitting 46°00.78′S and 166°28.37′E and substituting 46°00.45′S and 166°28.12′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°9.45′S and 166°36.34′E and substituting 46°09.38′S and 166°36.60′E.

    (6) Regulation 3A(1)(c) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 46°51.55′S and 168°10.22′E and substituting 46°51.49′S and 168°10.27′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°54.83′S and 168°12.40′E and substituting 46°54.80′S and 168°12.36′E; and

    • (c) omitting 46°55.73′S and 168°12.02′E and substituting 46°55.66′S and 168°12.06′E.

7 Restrictions on fishing in paua quota management areas
  • Regulation 3D(1) is revoked and the following subclause substituted:

    • (1) No commercial fisher may take paua from more than 1 of the following quota management areas described in Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996 during the course of any fishing trip:

      • (a) Quota management area PAU5A—Fiordland:

      • (b) Quota management area PAU5B—Stewart Island:

      • (c) Quota management area PAU5D—Southland and Otago.

8 Regulation 3F revoked
9 Tailing at sea permitted in specified area
  • Regulation 5(1) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 46°34.1′S and 169°34.1′E and substituting 46°34.66′S and 169°35.10′E; and

    • (b) omitting 43°34.5′S and 169°34.7′E and substituting 43°35.36′S and 169°33.38′E.

10 Closed areas
  • (1) Regulation 6(a) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 46°45.1′S and 168°35.8′E and substituting 46°45.05′S and 168°35.80′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°46.4′S and 168°32.6′E and substituting 46°46.25′S and 168°32.60′E).

    (2) Regulation 6(b) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 47°54.2′S and 168°14.4′E and substituting 46°54.20′S and 168°14.40′E); and

    • (b) omitting 46°54.9′S and 168°13.6′E and substituting 46°54.78′S and 168°13.74′E; and

    • (c) omitting 47°00.9′S and 168°13.8′E and substituting 47°00.90′S and 168°13.70′E.

    (3) Regulation 6(c) is amended by omitting 46°50.4′S and 168°05.6′E and substituting 46°50.26′S and 168°05.52′E.

11 Restrictions on taking shellfish (other than rock lobsters, oysters, or crabs)
  • Regulation 14(b) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting 46°51.8′S and 168°08.7′E and substituting 46°51.70′S and 168°08.64′E; and

    • (b) omitting 46°55.3′S and 168°11.5 E and substituting 46°55.23′S and 168°11.65′E.

12 Regulation 14A revoked
13 Kina season and quotas
  • Regulation 15F(2) is amended by omitting 46°17.7′S and 167°43.5′E and substituting 46°18.00′S and 167°43.51′E.

14 Offences

Michael Webster,
for 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 June 2009, amend the Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, to—

  • correct descriptions of fishery management areas and co-ordinates; and

  • consequentially amend the offence provision (regulation 16) to omit the reference to regulation 3F.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 April 2009.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.