Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

Reprint as at 1 October 2020

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Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

(SR 1986/218)

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 official 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.


1Title and commencement
2AMinimum set net mesh size
2BSet nets exceeding 1 000 m, and box or teichi nets, prohibited in defined areas
2BASet netting prohibited in shallow waters
2BBSet net soak time
2BCSet net fishing prohibited in certain areas from Clarence Point to Cape Jackson
2BDSet net fishing prohibited in certain areas from Farewell Spit Lighthouse to Awarua Point
2BESet net fishing prohibited in specified area from Farewell Spit to Cape Soucis
2CFinfishing prohibited in inner Queen Charlotte Sound
2DFinfishing prohibited in Croisilles Harbour
2DAFinfishing prohibited in Maud Island closed area
2ECertain fishing prohibited in Pelorus Sound
3Drag netting prohibited in Queen Charlotte Sound
3AProhibitions relating to other parts of Queen Charlotte Sound
4Trawling prohibited in certain areas from Clarence Point to Cape Jackson
5Trawling prohibited at certain times in Golden Bay
6Trawling and dredging prohibited in research areas in Golden Bay [Revoked]
6ATrawl and surrounding nets prohibited in certain areas
7Trawling prohibited in Queen Charlotte Sound and restricted in Pelorus Sound
7ATrawling by vessels over 46 m long prohibited in certain waters
8Pair trawling restricted in Tasman Bay
8ATrawling in Port Underwood by vessels longer than 20 m prohibited
9Fishing prohibited in Double Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound
9ATaking of shellfish and kina prohibited in certain parts of Queen Charlotte Sound
10Fishing restrictions in Separation Point fisheries area
10ACertain fishing methods prohibited in areas bordering Hautai and Punakaiki marine reserves
11Blue cod fishing prohibited in Marlborough Sounds area during closed season
12Conditions for taking oysters
12AConditions and restrictions relating to scallops
12BSize concession for scallops
12CRestrictions on taking cockle
13Scallop quotas [Revoked]
13AOyster fishing restrictions [Revoked]
13BPacific oyster
14Taking mussels
14ATargeting of certain fish, aquatic life, and seaweed prohibited, unless specially authorised [Revoked]
14AAFish, aquatic life, and seaweed that may be taken subject to competitive or individual quotas, method restrictions, etc [Revoked]
14BKina season and quotas [Revoked]
14CRestriction on method of taking of kina [Revoked]
14DSea cucumber season and quota [Revoked]
14ETaking of certain paddle crabs prohibited
14FRestriction on method of taking of octopus or hagfish
14GSeason and quotas for anchovy, garfish, pilchards, and sprats [Revoked]
14HRestrictions on use of nets and dredges [Revoked]
14IRestriction on method of taking seaweed
14JTaking of eels in Pelorus River prohibited
15ALevies in respect of southern scallop fishery [Revoked]
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