Pursuant to Regulation 58A of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001, the Deep Water Fisheries Manager at the Ministry for Primary Industries (acting pursuant to a delegated authority in accordance with section 41 of the State Sector Act 1988) issues the following circular.
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1. Title-This circular is the Fisheries (Seabird Sustainability Measures-Bottom Longlines) Circular 2013.
2. Commencement-This circular comes into force
on 2 August 2013.
3. Seabird sustainability measures in relation to specified vessel-From the date that this circular comes into force, 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 standards and requirements in relation to the vessel "Tasman Viking":
(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 consent given in clause 3 only applies to the following time periods:
(i) 2 August 2013 to 31 October 2013; and
(ii) 1 August 2014 to 31 October 2014.
5. Expiry-This circular expires at the close of 31 October 2014.
Dated at Wellington this 24th day of July 2013.
JEREMY HELSON, Deep Water Fisheries Manager, Ministry for Primary Industries.