Fisheries (Reporting) Amendment Regulations 2016

2016/146

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Fisheries (Reporting) Amendment Regulations 2016

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of June 2016

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 297 of the Fisheries Act 1996 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Fisheries (Reporting) Amendment Regulations 2016.

2 Commencement

(1)

These regulations come into force on 1 October 2016.

(2)

However, regulation 5 comes into force on 1 February 2017.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2001 (the principal regulations).

Freshwater eel with fishstock codes ANG11, ANG12, ANG14, ANG15, and ANG16

4 Schedule 3 amended

(1)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, item relating to long-finned freshwater eel, replace the first and second items with:

Long-finned freshwater eelNelson/MarlboroughLFE11LFE11LFE11
North CanterburyLFE12LFE12LFE12

(2)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, item relating to long-finned freshwater eel, replace the fourth, fifth, and sixth items with:

South Canterbury/WaitakiLFE14LFE14LFE14
Otago/SouthlandLFE15LFE15LFE15
West CoastLFE16LFE16LFE16

(3)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, item relating to short-finned freshwater eel, replace the first and second items with:

Short-finned freshwater eelNelson/MarlboroughSFE11SFE11SFE11
North CanterburySFE12SFE12SFE12

(4)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, item relating to short-finned freshwater eel, replace the fourth, fifth, and sixth items with:

South Canterbury/WaitakiSFE14SFE14SFE14
Otago/SouthlandSFE15SFE15SFE15
West CoastSFE16SFE16SFE16

(5)

In Schedule 3, Part 2, after the table, replace the footnote that starts with “**” with:

**For South Island freshwater eels in quota management area ANG13, the species code letters are the same as the letters of the fishstock codes that are recorded on freshwater eel catch landing returns. On monthly harvest returns, however, the code ANG13 must be used.

Freshwater eel with fishstock code ANG13

5 Schedule 3 amended again

(1)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, notes, delete notes 1 and 2.

(2)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, item relating to long-finned freshwater eel, third column, replace “ANG13” with “LFE13”.

(3)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, item relating to short-finned freshwater eel, third column, replace “ANG13” with “SFE13”.

(4)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, replace the heading to the fourth column with Fishstock code.

(5)

In Schedule 3, Part 1, table 11, revoke the fifth column.

(6)

In Schedule 3, Part 2, item relating to long-finned freshwater eel, delete “**”.

(7)

In Schedule 3, Part 2, item relating to short-finned freshwater eel, delete “**”.

(8)

In Schedule 3, Part 2, after the table, revoke the footnote that starts with “**”.

Michael Webster,
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 (Reporting) Regulations 2001 as a result of the division of stocks of freshwater eel in the South Island. The division is made by the Fisheries (Alteration of Quota Management Areas—Freshwater Eel) Order 2016.

The amendments for the division of the stocks with fishstock codes ANG11, ANG12, ANG14, ANG15, and ANG16 come into force on 1 October 2016, which is the start of the fishing year for those stocks. The amendments for the division of the stock with fishstock code ANG13 come into force on 1 February 2017, which is the start of the fishing year for that stock.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry for Primary Industries produced a regulatory impact statement on 11 May 2016 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 June 2016.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.