This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 1 April 2013, imposes a levy on rock lobster. The levy must be paid by any person who owns quota in rock lobster stocks in accordance with the Fisheries Act 1996. The levy is payable to NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council Limited. Prior to this order, a levy was imposed in respect of quota in rock lobster stocks by the Commodity Levies (Fish) Order 2002. That order expires at the close of 10 March 2013 and, in respect of rock lobster, is replaced by this order.
Under section 12 of the Commodity Levies Act 1990, this order will be deemed to be revoked at the close of 30 June 2014 unless it is confirmed by an Act of Parliament passed on or before that date. The order will then be deemed to be revoked 6 years after it is made, by virtue of section 13(1) of the Commodity Levies Act 1990, unless the order is earlier revoked or extended.