This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
Currently, an area around Maud Island is closed to finfishing by amateur fishers. These regulations amend the principal regulations to close the same area to finfishing by commercial fishers.
Currently, amateur fishers are prohibited from taking blue cod from the Marlborough Sounds area from 1 September to 19 December each year. These regulations amend the principal regulations to create the same closed season for commercial fishers taking blue cod from that area using a hand-held line or blue cod pot.
The penalty for the offence of contravening either of these new provisions is a fine of up to $100,000. This is the same as the penalty for most of the other offences in the principal regulations.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry for Primary Industries produced a regulatory impact statement on 11 September 2015 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: 19 November 2015.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.