Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Regulations 2017

Version as at 30 November 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Regulations 2017

(LI 2017/156)

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of July 2017

Her Excellency the Governor-General 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.

These regulations are made under sections 297 and 304 of the Fisheries Act 1996 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


3AMeaning of monitored fishing
4Transitional, savings, and related provisions
5Regulations do not apply to tenders used for purse seining
6Electronic monitoring equipment must be installed on vessels
7Video recording and associated information must be provided to chief executive
8Regulations 9 to 11 apply to permit holders and masters of vessels
9Monitored fishing, transportation, and associated information must be recorded
10Electronic monitoring equipment must be maintained
11Chief executive must be notified of technical failure, etc
12Electronic monitoring equipment must not be interfered with or obstructed
13Circulars specifying requirements relating to electronic monitoring
15Obligation to comply with vessel-specific monitoring plans
16When vessel-specific monitoring plans must be submitted to chief executive
17Contents of vessel-specific monitoring plans
18Process for approval of vessel-specific monitoring plans
19Decisions on approval of vessel-specific monitoring plans
20Monitored fishing prohibited pending implementation of vessel-specific monitoring plans
21Permit holders must take reasonable steps to inform masters of certain matters
22Amendments that chief executive may require
23Amendments required by chief executive after vessel-specific monitoring plans approved
24Circumstances where monitored fishing prohibited pending implementation of amended vessel-specific monitoring plans
25Permit holders may submit amended vessel-specific monitoring plans
26Offences and penalties
28Infringement offences
29Infringement notices
30Infringement offence reminder notices
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