This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Fisheries (South-East Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986. The amendment shortens the closed season for commercial fishing of rock lobster in the Otago Concession Area. The closed season starts on 20 November and now ends on 31 May in the next year (both days inclusive). The closed season previously ended on 20 June (20 days later).
These regulations come into force on 1 October 2009.
Date of notification in Gazette: 27 August 2009.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Fisheries.