This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order amends Schedules 5A and 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 (the Act).
Clause 3, which comes into force on 1 October 2013, deletes a reference to southern bluefin tuna stock from Schedule 5A of the Act. This has the effect of allowing a person who holds an annual catch entitlement (ACE) to carry forward up to 10% of their unused ACE for southern bluefin tuna for the first fishing year to the second fishing year as provided for in section 67A(2) of the Act.
Clause 4 and the Schedule, which come into force on 3 January 2013, insert a reference to school sharks into Schedule 6 of the Act. This has the effect of permitting commercial fishers to return school sharks to the water in specified circumstances.
Date of notification in Gazette: 6 December 2012.
This order is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.