This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 3 January 2013, amend the Fisheries (Challenger Area Amateur Fishing) Regulations 1986.
The amendments relate to using a set net in certain waters from Clarence Point to Cape Jackson. Using a flatfish set net will be permitted in inner Queen Charlotte Sound from 1 April to 30 September. Using a set net in certain waters from Needles Point to Cape Jackson will be permitted if the set net is used in a certain period and the person using the set net remains at all times in the immediate vicinity of the set net. The period begins on 3 January 2013 and ends with 30 April 2013 and, in subsequent years, begins on 1 January and ends on the close of 30 April.
Regulation 5, which provides for offences and penalties, is consequentially amended.