Fisheries (Sharks—High Seas Protection) Regulations 2012

Reprint
as at 4 October 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Fisheries (Sharks—High Seas Protection) Regulations 2012

(SR 2012/355)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 3rd day of December 2012

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Pursuant to section 297(1) 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.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Fisheries (Sharks—High Seas Protection) Regulations 2012.

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

3 Interpretation
  • In these regulations,—

    basking shark means a fish of the species Cetorhinus maximus

    high seas means the waters outside the national fisheries jurisdiction of any country

    New Zealand ship has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Ship Registration Act 1992

    oceanic whitetip shark means a fish of the species Carcharhinus longimanus

    taking and to take have the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996

    tender has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996

    white pointer shark means a fish of the species Carcharodon carcharias.

4 Prohibition on using New Zealand ship on high seas to take specified sharks
  • No person may use a New Zealand ship, or a tender of that ship, on the high seas to take—

    • (a) a basking shark:

    • (b) an oceanic whitetip shark:

    • (c) a white pointer shark.

5 Offence
  • (1) A person commits an offence if the person breaches regulation 4.

    (2) A person who commits an offence against subclause (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000.

    Regulation 5(2): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 6 December 2012.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Fisheries (Sharks—High Seas Protection) Regulations 2012 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, will have the status of an official version once issued by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 17(1) of that Act.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409): regulation 3(2)