Fisheries (South-East Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

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Reprint as at 1 October 2010

Fisheries (South-East Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986

(SR 1986/219)

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 section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

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

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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

2A Maximum set net length in Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora)

2B Minimum set net mesh size

2C Minimum net mesh for queen scallop trawling

Netting and trawling

3 Netting restrictions in north Canterbury

3A Commercial use of surface nets

3B Whitebait net may be used to take Stokell-smelt

3C Set netting prohibited at southern end of Moeraki Peninsula [Revoked]

3D Certain fishing methods prohibited in defined areas

3E Set net soak times

3F Unattended set nets in East Otago taiapure

4 Trawling prohibited

4A Trawling by vessels over 46 m long prohibited in certain waters

4B Prohibition on trawling by large vessels in salmon conservation area adjacent to Banks Peninsula

4C Trawling prohibited in certain seamount areas

5 Prohibition on trawling in certain areas

5AAA Trawl net fishing prohibited in certain area from Clarence Point to Slope Point

5AAB Exemption from prohibition in regulation 5AAA

5AAC Set net fishing prohibited in certain area from Clarence Point to Slope Point

5AAD Exemption from prohibition in regulation 5AAC

5A Drag netting prohibited in Catlins River

5B Fishing prohibited in defined areas around Chatham Island

6 Special provisions relating to taking of rock lobster from Otago Concession Area

6A Apertures to be incorporated in rock lobster pots

7 Processing and sale of Otago Concession Area rock lobster

7A Taking, possession, processing, and sale of certain rock lobster prohibited

8 Closed season for rock lobster

8A Rock lobster fishing prohibited in Otago Concession Buffer Zone

8B Closed season for Chatham Islands rock lobster fishery

9 Tailing at sea permitted in specified area


10 Restrictions on taking shellfish from parts of Otago coast

10A Restrictions on fishing in paua quota management areas

10A Shellfish dredges [Revoked]

10AA Shellfish dredges

10A Restriction on taking cockles from Port Levy [Revoked]

10B Labelling of containers for paua taken in any PAU 5 quota management area

10BA East Otago taiapure: taking of paua prohibited in Huriawa Peninsula area for 2-year period

10C Marking of blue cod pots and fish holding pots [Revoked]

10D Restriction on taking cockles from Port Levy [Revoked]

10E Restriction on taking cockles from the East Otago taiapure


11 Taking eels from Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere restricted [Revoked]

General prohibitions, restrictions, and quotas

11A Totally prohibited species

11AA Targeting of certain fish, aquatic life, and seaweed prohibited, unless specially authorised [Revoked]

11AB Species that may be taken subject to competitive or individual quotas, method restrictions, etc [Revoked]

11B Yellow-eyed mullet season and quotas [Revoked]

11C Kina season and quotas [Revoked]

11D Taking of kina prohibited in certain areas

11E Munida season and quotas

11F Closed oyster season in Chatham Islands Shellfish Fishery

11G Prohibitions relating to dredging for scallops

11H Queen scallop season and quotas

11I Paddle crab season and quotas [Revoked]

11J Taking certain paddle crabs prohibited

11JA Butterfish season and quotas [Revoked]

11JB Seaperch season and quotas [Revoked]

11JC Skate and ray season and quotas [Revoked]

11JD Spiny dogfish season and quotas [Revoked]

11K Restrictions on fishing methods

11L Restrictions on use of nets and dredges

11M Taking eels from waters of National Parks restricted

11N Taking of eels restricted

11O Eel fishing in male shortfinned eel migration area between 1 February and 31 May

11P Labelling of eels taken from Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora)

11Q Taking of eels from Lake Benmore and Rangitata Lagoon restricted

12 Offences

13 Revocations

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