Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Fisheries (High Seas Fishing Notifications—South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation) Notice 2021

Pursuant to section 113C of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade gives the following notice.

Notice

1. Title

This notice is the Fisheries (High Seas Fishing Notifications—South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation) Notice 2021.

2. Commencement

This notice comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the New Zealand Gazette.

3. Notification of Global, Regional, or Sub-regional Fisheries Organisation or Arrangement

For the purposes of Part 6A of the Fisheries Act 1996 and the definition of global, regional, or sub-regional fisheries organisation or arrangement in section 113B of that Act, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation is an agreement or arrangement within the meaning of that definition.

4. Notification of International Conservation and Management Measures

For the purposes of Part 6A of the Fisheries Act 1996 and the definition of international conservation and management measures in section 113B of that Act, the conservation measures adopted by the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation that are set out in the Schedule of this notice are measures within the meaning of that definition.

5. Where Copies Are Available

Copies of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean establishing the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation and the conservation and management measures referred to in clause 4 can be obtained from:

  1. the website at https://www.sprfmo.int/measures/; or
  2. the office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington.

6. Revocation

The Fisheries (High Seas Fishing Notifications—South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation) Notice 2020, as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 28 April 2020, Notice No. 2020-go1741 is revoked.

Schedule

Conservation and Management Measures

The conservation and management measures are—

  • CMM 01-2021: Conservation and management measure for Trachurus murphyi:
  • CMM 02-2021: Conservation and management measure on standards for the collection, reporting, verification and exchange of data:
  • CMM 03-2021: Conservation and management measure for the management of bottom fishing in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 03a-2021: Conservation and management measure for deepwater species in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 04-2020: Conservation and management measure establishing a list of vessels presumed to have carried out illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 05-2021: Conservation and management measure for the establishment of the Commission record of vessels authorised to fish in the Convention Area:
  • CMM 06-2020: Conservation and management measure for the establishment of the vessel monitoring system in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 07-2021: Conservation and management measure on minimum standards of inspection in port:
  • CMM 08-2019: Conservation and management measure for gillnets in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 09-2017: Conservation and management measure for minimising bycatch of seabirds in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 10-2020: Conservation and management measure for the establishment of a compliance and monitoring scheme in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 11-2015: Conservation and management measure relating to boarding and inspection procedures in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 12-2020: Conservation and management measure for the regulation of transhipment and other transfer activities:
  • CMM 13-2021: Conservation and management measure for the management of new and exploratory fisheries in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 14a-2019: Conservation and management measure for exploratory fishing for toothfish by New Zealand-flagged vessels in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 14b-2021: Conservation and management measure for exploratory potting fishery in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 14d-2020: Conservation and management measure for exploratory fishing for toothfish by Chilean-flagged vessels in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 14e-2021: Conservation and management measure for exploratory fishing for toothfish by European Union-Flagged vessels in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 15-2016: Conservation and management measure on vessels without nationality in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 16-2021: Conservation and management measure establishing the SPRFMO Observer Programme:
  • CMM 17–2019: Conservation and management measure on fishing gear and marine plastic pollution in the SPRFMO Convention Area:
  • CMM 18-2020: Conservation and management measure on the management of the jumbo flying squid fishery:
  • CMM 19-2021: Conservation and management measure for the marking and identification of fishing vessels.

Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of March 2021.

CHRIS SEED, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade.