This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 1 October 2014, amends Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 (the Act), which relates to stocks that may be returned to the sea or other waters in accordance with stated requirements.
Clause 3 and the Schedule amend Schedule 6 of the Act to allow blue shark, mako shark, and porbeagle shark to be returned to waters from which they were taken dead or near-dead (defined as unlikely to survive on return), in addition to being returned live.
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.
This order is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.