Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999

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  • This version was replaced on 16 February 2018 to make a correction to regulation 36(2) under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 23 April 2014

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Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999

(SR 1999/342)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of October 1999

The Right Hon Jenny Shipley 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 and section 186 of the Fisheries Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1Title and commencement
3Application of regulations and Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992
4Relationship between these regulations and other regulations
6Public notice
8Dispute resolution
9Confirmation of Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
10Cancellation of appointment
11Power to authorise taking of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed for customary food gathering
12Record of authorisation to be produced to fishery officer
13Commercial fishing and customary fishing on same trip
14Sustainability measures
15Information to be provided
16Iwi planning document
17Application for mātaitai reserve
18Notification of application
20Declaration of mātaitai reserve
21Appointment of Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki for mātaitai reserve
22Notification of mātaitai reserve and Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
23Cancellation of appointment
24Fishing in mātaitai reserve
25Power to restrict or prohibit fishing in mātaitai reserve
26Notification of restriction or prohibition
27Power to authorise fishing for functions of marae
28Fishing from registered commercial vessels for customary food gathering purposes
29Enhancement of fish stocks
30Minister’s powers concerning management by Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
31Cancellation of appointment of Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
32Records of authorisations
33Records of fish, aquatic life, and seaweed taken
34Authorisation to be held
37Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki to meet and inform tangata whenua
38Assistance to Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
39Taking of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed without approval or authorisation prohibited
40Possessing fish, aquatic life, or seaweed taken without approval or authorisation prohibited
41Defence available if unauthorised catch taken as inevitable consequence of lawful taking
42Altering authorisation is offence
43Breach of bylaws is offence
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