This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013 (the principal regulations), with some amendments to come into force on 21 February 2014 and some on 1 April 2014.
The amendments that come into force on 21 February 2014 amend the principal regulations to—
correct the species descriptions for pilchard or sardine and trevally; and
remove an overlap in the Auckland and Kermadec set net prohibition area and the Maunganui Bluff–Tirua Point set net prohibition area; and
remove references to, and restrictions concerning, the Sugar Loaf Islands conservation area to align the principal regulations with the Marine Reserve (Tapuae) Order 2008; and
carry over a provision of the Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Amateur Fishing) Regulations 1991 that was inadvertently omitted from regulation 147 of the principal regulations and that specifies a different daily limit for rock lobsters in Milford Sound that overrides the general limit in the internal waters of Fiordland; and
correct the daily limit for rock lobsters specified in Schedule 13; and
correct and align some geographical descriptions in Schedule 18; and
make other minor or consequential amendments.
The amendments that come into force on 1 April 2014 amend the principal regulations to—
decrease the daily limit of snapper that can be taken from the Auckland (East) FMA from 9 to 7; and
increase the minimum length of snapper that may be taken from the Auckland (East) FMA from 27 cm in length to 30 cm in length.
Date of notification in Gazette: 20 February 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.