Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992

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Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992

Public Act
1992 No 121
Date of assent
14 December 1992
see section 1

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.


1Short Title and commencement
3Interpretation of Act generally
4Act to bind the Crown
5Purchase of Sealords by Maori BIL Joint Venture
6Crown to indemnify Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission against certain liability for goods and services tax
7Payment of $150,000,000 to Maori
8Payment of special dividend by Aotearoa Fisheries Limited
9Effect of Settlement on commercial Maori fishing rights and interests
10Effect of Settlement on non-commercial Maori fishing rights and interests
11Provisions relating to certain civil proceedings
12Sections to be read with Maori Fisheries Act 1989 [Repealed]
13Interpretation [Repealed]
14Change of name of Commission [Repealed]
15Additional functions [Repealed]
16Membership of Commission [Repealed]
17Powers [Repealed]
18New Schedule 1A inserted [Repealed]
19Repeals [Repealed]
20Provisions relating to settlement of Maori claims relating to commercial fisheries [Repealed]
21Sections to be read with Fisheries Act 1983 [Repealed]
22Interpretation [Repealed]
23Declaration that species or class of fish subject to quota fishing [Repealed]
24Matters to be taken into account in determining or varying any total allowable commercial catch [Repealed]
25Interpretation [Repealed]
26Minimum holdings of quota and interests in quota [Repealed]
27Power of Crown to acquire, hold, transfer, lease, or cancel quotas [Repealed]
28Restriction on amount of quota that may be held by any one person [Repealed]
29Assessment of deemed value of fish [Repealed]
30Declaration of controlled fisheries [Repealed]
31Restrictions on licences in certain cases [Repealed]
32Closed season in exclusive economic zone [Repealed]
33Limitation of Act [Repealed]
34Regulations [Repealed]
35Fish in excess of certain quantities deemed to have been acquired or possessed for purposes of sale [Repealed]
36Variation of resource rentals by Order in Council [Repealed]
37Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 1986 [Repealed]
38Schedule 1 amended [Repealed]
39Sections to be read with Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
40Jurisdiction of Tribunal to consider claims
41Sections to be read with Fishing Industry Board Act 1963
42Establishment of New Zealand Fishing Industry Board
44Sections to be read with Conservation Act 1987
45Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai, and Te Anau

An Act—


to give effect to the settlement of claims relating to Maori fishing rights; and


to make better provision for Maori non-commercial traditional and customary fishing rights and interests; and


to make better provision for Maori participation in the management and conservation of New Zealand’s fisheries