Fisheries (Reporting) Amendment Regulations 2012


Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Fisheries (Reporting) Amendment Regulations 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 3rd day of December 2012

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 297(1)(h) of the Fisheries Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1 Title
  • These regulations are the Fisheries (Reporting) Amendment Regulations 2012.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 3 January 2013.

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule 3 amended

New item inserted in Part 2C of Schedule 3

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Species codeCommon nameScientific name
OWSOceanic whitetip sharkCarcharhinus longimanus

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 6 December 2012.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.