Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999

Version as at 12 April 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

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


The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

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
2ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
3Application of regulations and Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992
4Relationship between these regulations and other regulations
5Notice from tāngata whenua
6Public notice
8Dispute resolution
9Confirmation of customary food gathering area/rohe moana and tāngata whenua
10Appointment and cancellation of Tāngata Tiaki/Kaitiaki for customary food gathering area/rohe moana
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
18Public notice of application
20Decision to establish mātaitai reserve
21Appointment of Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki for mātaitai reserve [Revoked]
22Declaration to establish mātaitai reserve
23Appointment and cancellation of Tāngata Tiaki/Kaitiaki for mātaitai reserve
24Fishing in mātaitai reserves
25Power to restrict or prohibit fishing in mātaitai reserves
26Notification of restriction or prohibition
27Power to authorise fishing for functions of marae
28Fishing from registered commercial vessels for functions of marae
29Enhancement of fish stocks
29ATangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki appointed for part of area/rohe moana or mātaitai reserve
29BDelegation by Tāngata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
29COverlapping customary food gathering areas/rohe moana
30Minister’s powers concerning management by Tāngata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
31Requirement to cancel appointment of Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
32Records of authorisations
33Records of fish, aquatic life, and seaweed taken
34Authorisation to be held
35Reporting by authorised person
36Records must be provided by Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki
37Tāngata Tiaki/Kaitiaki to meet and inform tāngata whenua
38Assistance to Tāngata 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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