Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013

Reprint as at 20 December 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013

(SR 2013/482)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 9th day of December 2013

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Note

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

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Application
4Conflict between general provisions and specific provisions in these regulations
5Conflict between these regulations and other regulations
6Interpretation: general
7Interpretation: fishery management areas
8Interpretation: fish species
9Interpretation: fishing gear and methods
10Determining net mesh size
11Daily limit for eels
12Daily limits for shellfish
13Daily limit for rock lobsters
14Daily limit for dredge oysters or scallops if safety person on board vessel
15Daily limit for dredge oysters or scallops if 2 or more safety persons on board vessel
16Accumulation limit for paua
17Daily limit for quinnat salmon
18Minimum length for fish
19Minimum length for shellfish
20Shellfish to be measurable
21Return of unlawfully taken or undersize fish, shellfish, and aquatic life
22Minimum net mesh size
23Further restrictions on taking or possessing quinnat salmon
24Prohibition on possessing live brown bullhead catfish
25Prohibition on taking, possessing, or disturbing toheroa
26Prohibition on opening oysters
27Prohibition on taking or possessing oysters in South Island during closed season
28Prohibition on taking or possessing scallops during closed season
29Prohibition on taking rock lobsters, or possessing rock lobsters taken, by prohibited method
30Prohibition on taking or possessing undersize rock lobsters
31Prohibition on taking or possessing rock lobsters in prohibited states
32Prohibition on taking or possessing black coral
33Nets must be marked with name
34Restrictions relating to set nets
35Restrictions relating to drag nets
36Restrictions relating to fyke nets
37Restrictions relating to use of nets in channels
38Restriction on using poles or stakes in conjunction with net
39Prohibition on hauling, etc, of nets except by hand
40Prohibition on stalling
41Use of landing net
42Restrictions on line fishing
43Maximum number of pots
44Pots must be marked with name
45Prohibition on using or possessing rock lobster pot without escape apertures
46Prohibition on using certain loops to take rock lobsters
47Octopus pots
48Prohibition on using underwater breathing apparatus for taking paua
49Prohibition on possessing fish in conjunction with unlawful nets, traps, or lines
50Fish, aquatic life, or seaweed taken under authorisation for hui or tangi
51Issue of authorisation by authorised representative
52Fish, aquatic life, or seaweed taken for approved traditional non-commercial fishing use
53Registration of amateur-fishing charter vessel operator
54Reporting obligations of amateur-fishing charter vessel operator
55Combined daily limit for fish (including individual species limits) in Auckland and Kermadec FMA
56Combined daily limit for hapuku/bass and kingfish
57Daily limit for kingfish
58Daily limit for grey mullet
59Daily limit for snapper
60Daily limit for shellfish in Auckland Coromandel area
61Daily limit for green-lipped mussels in Maketu taiapure
62Minimum length for snapper
63Minimum length for blue cod
64Minimum net mesh size
65Restriction on taking or possessing scallops from Auckland (East) FMA or Auckland (West) FMA during closed season
66Restrictions relating to Māori oyster fisheries
67Prohibition on taking or possessing spotted black groper
68Prohibition on taking or possessing fish from part of Manukau Harbour
69Restrictions on taking fish from Mimiwhangata Peninsula area
70Prohibition on taking or possessing shellfish from Cheltenham Beach area
71Prohibition on taking or possessing shellfish from Karekare Beach area
72Prohibition on taking or possessing shellfish from Eastern Beach area
73Prohibition on taking or possessing finfish from waters near Motu River during closed season
74Restriction on use of certain fishing gear within 1 nautical mile of Mayor Island (Tuhua)
75Restrictions on use of certain fishing gear in Bay of Islands
76Prohibition on using set net in certain areas
77Prohibition on using drift net in Port Waikato
78Combined daily limit for fish (including individual species limits) in Central FMA
79Combined daily limit for hapuku/bass and kingfish
80Daily limit for kingfish
81Daily limit for snapper
82Minimum length for snapper
83Minimum length for ordinary paua in Amateur Taranaki Paua Fishery area
84Minimum net mesh size
85Restriction on using net in Wairoa Hard
86Restrictions on fishing in Sugar Loaf Islands prescribed area
87Prohibition on taking eels from Lake Horowhenua and Hokio Stream
88Prohibition on using set net in Pauatahanui Inlet
89Prohibition on using set net in area of coast east of Cape Runaway
90Prohibition on using set net from Tirua Point to Pariokariwa Point
91Prohibition on fishing in Pukerua Bay except by hand-held line
92Combined daily limit for fish (including individual species limits) in Challenger FMA
93Combined daily limit for hapuku/bass and kingfish
94Daily limit for kingfish
95Daily limit for snapper
96Daily limit for snapper in Marlborough Sounds area
97Daily limit for scallops
98Minimum and maximum length for blue cod in Marlborough Sounds area [Revoked]
99Minimum length for blue cod in Challenger (East) area
100Minimum length for sand flounder
101Minimum length for scallops
102Minimum net mesh size
103Pacific oysters
104Dredge oysters
105Prohibition on taking or possessing blue cod in Marlborough Sounds area during closed season
106Prohibition on taking finfish from Maud Island closed area
107Restriction on possessing blue cod in Challenger (East) area
108Restriction on taking finfish from Marlborough Sounds area
109Prohibition on taking finfish from Double Cove
110Restriction on using or possessing line in Pelorus Sound
111Prohibition on using or possessing set net in part Pelorus Sound or Croisilles Harbour
112Restriction on using or possessing set net in Kenepuru Sound
113Restriction on using set net in waters from Clarence Point to Cape Jackson
114Restriction on using set net in waters from Farewell Spit lighthouse to Awarua Point
115Restriction on using set net in waters of inner Queen Charlotte Sound
116Restriction on using set net in waters from Needles Point to Cape Jackson
117Combined daily limit for fish (including individual species limits) in South-East FMA
118Combined daily limit for hapuku/bass and kingfish
119Daily limit for kingfish
120Daily limit for shellfish in East Otago taiapure
121Daily limits for paua and kina in East Otago taiapure
122Daily limit for finfish in southern part of East Otago taiapure
123Daily limits (including individual species limits) in Akaroa Harbour taiapure
123ADaily limits (including individual species limits) in Te Whata Kai o Rakihouia i Te Tai o Marokura—Kaikōura Marine Area
123BDaily limits and restrictions on taking bladder kelp and karengo in Te Whata Kai o Rakihouia i Te Tai o Marokura—Kaikōura Marine Area
124Minimum length for blue cod
125Minimum length for quinnat salmon taken from Otago Harbour
125AMinimum lengths for blue cod and sea perch taken from Te Whata Kai o Rakihouia i Te Tai o Marokura—Kaikōura Marine Area
126Minimum net mesh size
127Hand-gathering of dredge oyster
128Restriction on taking eels from Lake Forsyth
129Restriction on taking rock lobster from Chatham Islands rock lobster fishery during closed season
130Prohibition on taking or possessing shellfish from Onawe Peninsula marine area
131Prohibition on taking or possessing red coral
132Prohibition on taking or possessing sea horse from Akaroa Harbour taiapure
132AProhibition on taking or possessing red moki from Te Whata Kai o Rakihouia i Te Tai o Marokura—Kaikōura Marine Area
132BRequirement to mark spiny rock lobsters taken from Te Whata Kai o Rakihouia i Te Tai o Marokura—Kaikōura Marine Area
133Restriction on net mesh size for taking finfish from Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora)
134Restriction on using set net in East Otago taiapure
135Restriction on using net near Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora)
136Restriction on using drag net in Akaroa Harbour and Lyttelton Harbour (Whakaraupo)
137Prohibition on using set net in area from Clarence Point to Slope Point
138Other set net prohibitions
139Prohibition on using net in specified waters of North Canterbury
140Prohibition on using drag net in Catlins Lake
141Combined daily limit for fish (including individual species limits) in Southland and Sub-Antarctic FMA
142Combined daily limit for hapuku/bass and kingfish
143Daily limit for kingfish
144Daily limit for mussels in Southland FMA
145Daily limit for scallops
146Daily limits in Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) marine area
147Daily limits in internal waters of Fiordland
147ADaily limit for blue cod in Doubtful (Patea), Thompson, and Bradshaw Sounds
148Minimum net mesh size
149Prohibition on taking or possessing blue cod from Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) blue cod closure area
150Prohibition on taking or possessing red coral
151Restrictions on lines and pots in Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) marine area and internal waters of Fiordland
152Restrictions on dredging in Foveaux Strait and Paterson Inlet (Whaka a Te Wera)
153Prohibition on set netting in area of Slope Point to Sand Hill Point
154Prohibition on dredging in Paterson Inlet (Whaka a Te Wera)
155Restriction on using or possessing set net, longline, or blue cod pot in Paterson Inlet (Whaka a Te Wera)
156Infringement offences
157Defences
158Limitation on defence in relation to accumulation limit for paua
159Limitation on defence in relation to possessing blue cod in Challenger (East) area
159ALimitation on defence in relation to possessing spiny rock lobsters taken from Te Whata Kai o Rakihouia i Te Tai o Marokura—Kaikōura Marine Area
160Limitation on defence in Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) marine area or internal waters of Fiordland
161Revocations
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