Fisheries Act 1996

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Part 9 Taiapure-local fisheries and customary fishing

174 Object

The object of sections 175 to 185 is to make, in relation to areas of New Zealand fisheries waters (being estuarine or littoral coastal waters) that have customarily been of special significance to any iwi or hapu either—


as a source of food; or


for spiritual or cultural reasons,—

better provision for the recognition of rangatiratanga and of the right secured in relation to fisheries by Article II of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Compare: 1983 No 14 s 54A; 1989 No 159 s 74