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 Schedule 3 of the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2001 (the principal regulations).
The amendment inserts a reference to oceanic whitetip shark into Part 2C of Schedule 3 of the principal regulations. Part 2C specifies protected fish species. As a consequence of the amendment, a permit holder (as defined in the principal regulations) who takes any oceanic whitetip shark must complete a protected species catch return in accordance with regulation 11E of the principal regulations.
Date of notification in Gazette: 6 December 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.