This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 October 2014, consequentially amend the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2001 (the principal regulations) to reflect—
Regulation 4 amends regulation 3(1), which defines terms. The amendments omit redundant definitions and insert new definitions of shark fins and shark fins attached (and related definitions) for the purposes of the changes to Schedule 3 of the principal regulations.
Regulation 5 amends Part 3 of Schedule 3, which specifies landed state codes for the sole or principal landed state of a species, to delete the landed state codes for Fins, Dried fins, and Wet fins. These codes are redundant because fishers are no longer able to land shark fins separate from the body of the shark because of the shark finning ban.
Regulation 6 amends Part 4 of Schedule 3, which specifies landed state codes for additional landed states of a species. The amendments delete the landed state codes for Wet shark fins by-product and Dried shark fins by-product that are also redundant because of the shark finning ban.
Regulation 7 amends Part 6 of Schedule 3, which specifies destination type codes that must be used by fishers on their returns made under the principal regulations. The amendment inserts a new destination type code Z into Part 6 that must be used on a return when certain species and status of fish are returned to the sea.
Regulation 8 inserts new Part 6B into Schedule 3. New Part 6B specifies the species and status of fish for which new destination type code Z must be used. The species are blue shark, mako shark, and porbeagle shark, which are allowed to be returned to the sea dead or near-dead under related changes made to the Fisheries Act 1996 by the Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order 2014.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry for Primary Industries produced a regulatory impact statement on 22 July 2014 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at—
Date of notification in Gazette: 21 August 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.