Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General
At Wellington this 18th day of April 2016
Present:His Excellency the Governor-General in Council
These regulations are made under sections 48 and 48A of the Conservation Act 1987 and section 14 of the Maori Land Amendment and Maori Land Claims Adjustment Act 1926 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.
These regulations are the Taupo Fishery Amendment Regulations 2016.
These regulations come into force on 1 July 2016.
These regulations amend the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004 (the principal regulations).
In regulation 4(1), revoke the definitions of artificial fly, artificial lure, boat, fly fishing, foulhook, landmark, length, lure, natural fly, open season, and strike indicator.
Replace the cross-heading above regulation 5 with:
Revoke regulation 5.
Replace regulation 8 with:
Licences may be issued only by persons authorised in writing by the Director-General.
Licences may be issued in electronic or non-electronic form.
An applicant for a licence must provide his or her full name, date of birth, and usual address to the person issuing the licence.
A person issuing licences must, when required by the Director-General, do any or all of the following:
return all unissued licences:
return the butts of all issued licences:
remit, to the Director-General, any licence fees not already remitted.
Subclause 4(a) and (b) does not apply to licences issued in an electronic form.
In regulation 9, insert as subclause (2):
Subclause (1) does not apply to licences issued in an electronic form.
Replace regulation 11 with:
A holder of a whole-season licence may, at any time during the period specified in the licence, obtain from the Director-General a replacement licence free of charge if he or she proves to the satisfaction of the Director-General that,—
in relation to a licence issued in an electronic form, the licence has been deleted or has otherwise become no longer usable for subsequent reference:
in relation to a licence issued in a non-electronic form, the licence has been lost or mutilated or become illegible.
Replace regulation 13 with:
A person, except an issuing officer, must not amend a licence.
A person must not intentionally falsify or intentionally omit any information that may, under these regulations, be specified in a licence.
Replace regulation 14 with:
The right to take trout under a licence is limited to—
the period specified in the licence; and
the part of the Taupo District specified in the licence; and
the boat (if any) specified in the licence.
In regulation 17(1), replace “holds an appropriate current licence to fish” with “has the right to take trout under a licence”.
“holds an appropriate current licence to fish”
“has the right to take trout under a licence”
Revoke regulation 18.
Revoke regulations 20 to 22.
Revoke regulation 24 and the cross-heading above regulation 24.
In regulation 29(2)(b), replace “regulation 6, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, or 39” with “regulation 6, 23, 25, 26, or 39”.
“regulation 6, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, or 39”
“regulation 6, 23, 25, 26, or 39”
Revoke Schedule 1.
Michael Webster,Clerk of the Executive Council.
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2016, amend the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004 (the principal regulations).
The main purpose of these regulations is to remove provisions that set fishing conditions (such as open and closed seasons and bag and size limits) from the principal regulations. This will enable fishing conditions to be set instead in a Taupo District Anglers Notice made under the Conservation Act 1987.
These regulations also amend the principal regulations to clarify that licences may be issued electronically.
The Department of Conservation produced a regulatory impact statement on 18 August 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 http://www.doc.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/regulatory-impact-statements/
Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 21 April 2016.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Conservation.