This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 16 December 2010, inserts a reference to basking shark in Schedule 7A of the Wildlife Act 1953, so that the shark is absolutely protected in New Zealand fisheries waters.
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (1979) requires a prohibition on the taking of basking sharks. This order implements the prohibition in relation to New Zealand fisheries waters.
Date of notification in Gazette: 18 November 2010.
This order is administered by the Department of Conservation.