Pursuant to section 11(4)(b)(i) of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Minister of Fisheries, after complying with sections 11 and 12 of that Act, gives the following Notice.
This notice is the Fisheries (Southern Bluefin Tuna Amateur Fishing) Notice 2019.
In this notice:
Amateur fisher means a fisher to whom the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013 apply
Southern bluefin tuna means fish of the species Thunnus maccoyii.
This notice comes into force on 1 June 2019.
4. Daily limit for recreational southern bluefin tuna fishers
No amateur fisher may on any day take from New Zealand fisheries waters more than one southern bluefin tuna.
Under section 228 of the Fisheries Act 1996, every person commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $100,000 (as set out in section 252(5) of the Act) who contravenes, or fails to comply with, any sustainability measure implemented by notice in the New Zealand Gazette under section 11(4)(b)(i).
6. Customary Fishing
This notice does not restrict the taking of southern bluefin tuna taken in accordance with:
Regulations 50–52 of the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013; or
the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998; or
the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999.
Dated at Wellington this 15th day of April 2019.
Hon STUART NASH, Minister of Fisheries.