Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978

1 Short Title and application


This Act may be cited as the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978.


Nothing in this Act shall apply before 1 January 1979 with respect to any permit, licence, or permission issued or given pursuant to section 45 of the Fisheries Act 1908 or any other Act.


The provisions of this Act shall apply in respect of—


any matter or thing done, to be done, or omitted to be done within New Zealand or New Zealand fisheries waters:


any act or omission occurring on any New Zealand ship or aircraft, wherever that ship or aircraft may be:


subject to section 26(2), any act or omission by any person who is a New Zealand citizen, wherever that person may be.