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Fisheries (High Seas Fishing Notifications—Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna) 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—Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna) 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 Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna 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 and management measures adopted by the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna 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 for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna establishing the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna and the conservation and management measures referred to in clause 4 can be obtained from the Internet at www.ccsbt.org or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington.

6. Revocation

The Fisheries (High Seas Fishing Notifications—Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna) Notice 2020, as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 26 November 2020, Notice No. 2020-go5418, is revoked.

Schedule

Conservation and Management Measures

The conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna are—

  1. Resolution on a CCSBT Record of Vessels Authorised to Fish for Southern Bluefin Tuna (adopted at CCSBT 22 in 2015, as amended at CCSBT 26 in 2019):
  2. Resolution on the Establishment of a Record of Authorised Farms (adopted at CCSBT 15 in 2008, as amended at CCSBT 17 in 2010):
  3. Resolution on the CCSBT Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) (adopted at CCSBT 24 in 2017):
  4. Resolution on the Implementation of a CCSBT Catch Documentation Scheme (adopted at CCSBT 15 in 2008, as amended at CCSBT 17 in 2010, CCSBT 19 in 2012, CCSBT 20 in 2013, CCSBT 21 in 2014, CCSBT 26 in 2019 and CCSBT 28 in 2021):
  5. Resolution on Establishing a Program for Transshipment by Large-Scale Fishing Vessels (adopted at CCSBT 15 in 2008, as amended at CCSBT 21 in 2014 and CCSBT 24 in 2017):
  6. Recommendation to Mitigate the Impact on Ecologically Related Species of Fishing for Southern Bluefin Tuna (adopted at CCSBT 15 in 2008, as amended at CCSBT 18 in 2011 and CCSBT 26 in 2019):
  7. Resolution on Action Plans to Ensure Compliance with Conservation and Management Measures (adopted at CCSBT 16 in 2009):
  8. Rules and Procedures for the Protection, Access to, and Dissemination of Data Compiled by the CCSBT (adopted at CCSBT 17 in 2010, as amended at CCSBT 18 in 2011 and CCSBT 24 in 2017):
  9. Resolution on the Adoption of a Management Procedure (adopted at CCSBT 18 in 2011, as amended at CCSBT 26 in 2019):
  10. Resolution on Limited Carry-forward of Unfished Annual Total Allowable Catch of Southern Bluefin Tuna (adopted at CCSBT 18 in 2011, as amended at CCSBT 21 in 2014, CCSBT 24 in 2017 and CCSBT 26 in 2019):
  11. Resolution on the Allocation of the Global Total Allowable Catch (adopted at CCSBT 18 in 2011, as amended at CCSBT 24 in 2017):
  12. Resolution on the Total Allowable Catch and Future Management of Southern Bluefin Tuna (adopted at CCSBT 16 in 2009):
  13. Resolution on Reporting all Sources of Mortality of Southern Bluefin Tuna (adopted at CCSBT 19 in 2012):
  14. Protocol for Ecologically Related Species Working Group Data Exchange (adopted at CCSBT 19 in 2012, as amended at CCSBT 26 in 2019):
  15. Resolution on Establishing a List of Vessels Presumed to have Carried Out Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Activities for Southern Bluefin Tuna (adopted at CCSBT 20 in 2013, as amended at CCSBT 21 in 2014, CCSBT 23 in 2016, CCSBT 24 in 2017 and CCSBT 26 in 2019):
  16. Resolution for a CCSBT Scheme for Minimum Standards for Inspection in Port (adopted at CCSBT 22 in 2015, as amended at CCSBT 25 in 2018):
  17. Resolution on Large-scale Driftnet Fishing (adopted at CCSBT 23 in 2016):
  18. Resolution to Align CCSBT’s Ecologically Related Species measures with those of other tuna RFMOs (adopted at CCSBT 26 in 2019; as amended at CCSBT 27 in 2020 and CCSBT 28 in 2021).

Dated at Wellington this 11th day of November 2021.

CHRIS SEED, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade.