Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order 2012


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Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 26th day of March 2012

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 72(7) of the Fisheries Act 1996, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister for Primary Industries, makes the following order.


1  Title
  • This order is the Fisheries (Schedule 6) Order 2012.

2  Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 May 2012.

3  Schedule 6 of Fisheries Act 1996 amended
  • In the Fisheries Act 1996, Schedule 6, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order the item set out in the Schedule of this order.

Amendment to Schedule 6 of Fisheries Act 1996

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Stock Area Requirements
Rig (Mustelus lenticulatus) All New Zealand fisheries waters 

A commercial fisher may return any rig to the waters from which it was taken if—

  • (a) the rig is likely to survive on return; and

  • (b) the return takes place as soon as practicable after the rig is taken.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 May 2012, inserts rig into Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Act 1996 as a stock that may be returned to the waters from which it was taken if certain requirements are met.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 March 2012.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.