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Fisheries (Seabird Sustainability Measures—Bottom Longlines) Circular 2017 (Notice No. MPI 769)

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.


1. Title—This circular is the Fisheries (Seabird Sustainability Measures—Bottom Longlines) Circular 2017.

2. Commencement—This circular comes into force on 26 June 2017.

3. Seabird sustainability measures in relation to specified vessel—From the date that this circular comes into force, consent is given for the vessel Janas to release whole spiny dogfish 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 Janas:

  1. A bird exclusion device must be deployed at all times during hauling.
  2. A fisheries observer must be carried on the first trip operating under the measures specified in this notice.

5. Expiry—This circular expires at the close of 30 June 2018.

Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of June 2017.

ARTHUR HORE, Manager Offshore Fisheries, Ministry for Primary Industries.