Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2014

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Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 24th day of February 2014

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

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.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2014.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 2 March 2014.

3 Principal regulations
4 New regulation 15AA and cross-heading inserted
  • After regulation 15, insert:

    Bounty Islands and Campbell Island prohibitions

    15AA Fishing with Danish seine net prohibited in specified areas
    • (1) A commercial fisher must not use a Danish seine net for taking fish within the waters of a prohibited area specified by this regulation.

      (2) The first prohibited area is any part of the territorial sea around the Bounty Islands that excludes Section 1 on Survey Office plan SO 442748, meaning that the first prohibited area is any part of that territorial sea that is—

      • (a) west of longitude 178°54.23′E; or

      • (b) both south of latitude 47°43.73′S and east of longitude 179°09.14′E.

      (3) The second prohibited area is Section 2 on Survey Office plan SO 442749, meaning that the second prohibited area is any part of the territorial sea around Campbell Island (and adjacent islands shown on that plan) that is 1 or more of the following:

      • (a) north of latitude 52°24.48′S:

      • (b) east of longitude 169°20.28′E:

      • (c) south of latitude 52°39.48′S.

5 Regulation 16 amended (Offences)

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 amend the Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986. They come into force on 2 March 2014.

The amendments prohibit a commercial fisher from using a Danish seine net for taking fish within the waters of specified areas around the Bounty Islands and Campbell Island. A breach of the prohibition is an offence with a maximum fine of $100,000.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 27 February 2014.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.