Pursuant to Regulation 58A of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, the Director-General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issues the following circular.
C i r c u l a r
1. Title-This circular is the Fisheries (Seabird Sustainability Measures-Bottom Longlines) Circular 2011.
2. Commencement-This circular comes into force
on 1 August 2011.
3. Exemption to seabird sustainability measures-
From the date that this circular 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 than five minutes;
(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;
(f) A fisheries observer must be carried on the first two trips operating under the measures specified in this notice;
(g) The exemption only applies to the following time periods:
(i) 1 August 2011 to 31 October 2011; and
(ii) 1 August 2012 to 31 October 2012.
5. Expiry-This circular expires at the close of 31 October 2012.
Dated at Wellington this 26th day of July 2011.
AOIFE MARTIN, Fisheries Manager Deepwater (Acting Pursuant to Delegated Authority), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.