Pursuant to Regulation 58A of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries issues the following circular.
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1. Title-This notice is the Fisheries (Seabird Sustainability Measures-Bottom Longlines) Circular (No. 2) 2010.
2. Commencement-This notice comes into force the day after its notification in the New Zealand Gazette.
3. Exemption to seabird sustainability measures-From the date that this notice comes into effect, consent is given for the vessel Tasman Viking to discharge offal or whole fish during hauling on the same side of the vessel to which the hauling station is located, despite clause 9(2) of the Fisheries (Seabird Sustainability Measures-Bottom Longlines) Circular 2010.
4. Restriction on consent given-The consent given in clause 3 is subject to the following conditions:
(a) Offal and whole fish must be held in batches and discharged together;
(b) discharge must only be done when either:
(i) a minimum of 200kg of offal has accumulated; or
(ii) a maximum of 400kg of whole fish has accumulated;
(c) each discharge event must last no longer that
(d) the estimated weight of discharge for each event must be recorded, with weight of offal and whole fish discard recorded separately;
(e) the start and end time of the discharge must be recorded; and
(f) a Ministry of Fisheries observer must be carried on the first two trips operating under the measures specified in this notice.
5. Expiry-This notice expires at the close of 31 October 2010.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of July 2010.
AOIFE MARTIN, Fisheries Manager Deepwater (acting pursuant to delegated authority), Ministry of Fisheries.