Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

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Reprint as at 1 October 2013

Fisheries (Central Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

(SR 1986/217)

Paul Reeves, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 2nd day of September 1986

The Right Hon G W R Palmer presiding in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Pursuant to section 89 of 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 All fishing methods prohibited in certain waters

3A Minimum set net mesh size

4 Trawling and Danish seining prohibited

5 Pair trawling prohibited from Cape Runaway to Castlepoint

6 Trawling prohibited in certain waters

6A Trawling by vessels over 46 m long prohibited in certain waters

6B Trawling prohibited in certain seamount areas

6C Trawling prohibited from Tirua Point to Pariokariwa Point

7 Danish seining prohibited around lower North Island

7A Set netting prohibited in shallow waters

7B Set net soak time

7C Set netting prohibited within 2 miles of Cape Runaway coast

7D Set netting prohibited from Tirua Point to Pariokariwa Point

8 Set netting prohibited near Mahia Peninsula and Portland Island

9 Netting prohibited in Wellington Harbour

9A Certain fishing prohibited in Porirua Harbour

9B All fishing methods except hand-held line prohibited within Pukerua Bay

10 Taking paua and mussels prohibited from Cape Runaway to Blackhead Lighthouse

11 Taking of finfish from Wairoa Hard prohibited

12 Shellfish prohibitions

13 Taking of kina prohibited in Wellington area

13A Taking seaweed prohibited in certain areas

14 Restrictions on fishing around Sugar Loaf Islands

14A Targeting of certain fish, aquatic life, and seaweed prohibited, unless specially authorised [Revoked]

14AA Fish, aquatic life, and seaweed that may be taken subject to competitive or individual quotas, method restrictions, etc [Revoked]

14B Kina season and quotas

14C Sea cucumber season and quotas [Revoked]

14D Taking of certain paddle crabs prohibited

14E Restriction on method of fishing for octopus or hagfish

14F Season and quotas for anchovy, garfish, pilchards, and sprats [Revoked]

14G Restrictions on use of nets and dredges [Revoked]

14H Restriction on method of taking seaweed

14I Taking eels from waters of national parks prohibited

14J Closed season for rock lobster [Revoked]

14K Special provisions relating to male spiny rock lobster

14L Method of measurement of male spiny rock lobster tail

14M Processing and sale of quota management area CRA3 male spiny rock lobster

15 Taking of eels prohibited [Revoked]

16 Offences

17 Revocations

Schedule 1
Mohaka River catchment

Schedule 2
Whanganui River catchment

Schedule 3
Catchments containing Pencarrow lakes

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