Freshwater Fish Farming Regulations 1983

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Freshwater Fish Farming Regulations 1983

(SR 1983/278)

David Beattie, Governor-General

Order in Council

At the Government House at Wellington this 19th day of December 1983

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Pursuant to the Fisheries Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.


1 Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

3 Scope of regulations

Part 1
Licensing of fish farms and processing plants

4 Fish farms to be licensed

5 Applicant to obtain right to take or discharge water required by Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967

6 Applications for licences

7 Director-General may issue provisional licence [Revoked]

8 Issue and conditions of licences

9 Conditions as to discharge of effluents

10 Duration of licence

11 Renewal of licence

12 Transfer of licence

13 Carrying on of fish farm by personal representative of deceased licensee, etc

14 Licence to be displayed

15 Fees [Revoked]

15A Fees

Part 2
Operation of fish farms and processing plants

16 Sale and possession of fish

17 Only fish raised or lawfully transferred to be on fish farm

18 Transfer and release of salmon by licensee

19 Capture of salmon

20 Fish ova

21 Sale and processing of salmon

21A Disposal and possession of live marron [Revoked]

22 Sale of fish to other fish farms

23 Animal material to be sterilised

24 Licensee to keep records and make returns

25 Records to be maintained

Part 3
Disease control

26 Licensee to give notice of disease

27 Preventive or remedial action

28 Destruction of brood fish when genetic defects develop

29 No compensation for fish destroyed

30 Expenses incurred in destroying diseased fish and decontaminating ponds, etc

31 Diseased fish not to be transferred

32 Officers may take specimens for examination

Part 4
Miscellaneous provisions

33 Inspection of fish farms

34 Obstructing officer

35 Offences

36 Cancellation of licence on conviction


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