Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2020


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Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of May 2020

The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

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


1 Title

These regulations are the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 July 2020.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 79A amended (Requirements for pots used for taking blue cod or octopus)


Replace regulation 79A(1) with:


Commercial fishers must not use or have on board a fishing vessel any pot used to take blue cod unless—


the pot is covered with a single layer of ridged square mesh; and


the mesh has inside dimensions of no less than 54 mm in width; and


the pot does not have any cover, liner, or any other construction that restricts the inside dimensions of the mesh to less than 54 mm.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2020, amend the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001. The amendments relate to requirements for pots used for taking blue cod.

Regulatory impact assessment

The Ministry for Primary Industries produced a regulatory impact assessment in October 2019 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 May 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.