Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2017

Version as at 28 October 2021

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Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2017

(LI 2017/154)

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of July 2017

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

These regulations are made under sections 296B, 297, and 304 of the Fisheries Act 1996


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


in relation to the item in Schedule 3 relating to the Fisheries (Transfer of Functions, Duties, and Powers to Commercial Fisheries Services Limited) Order 2013, on the recommendation of the Minister for Primary Industries made after complying with section 296B of the Fisheries Act 1996.


4Meaning of landing
5Transitional, savings, and related provisions
6Kinds of reports
7AAATrip start reports
7AAABTrip end reports
7Fish catch reports
8Non-fish species or protected fish species catch reports
9Processing reports
10Disposal reports
11Landing reports
12Event reports must be completed and provided electronically
13Monthly harvest returns: who must provide them
14Monthly harvest returns: content and timing requirements
15Monthly harvest returns must be provided using return books [Revoked]
16Chief executive must supply return books [Revoked]
17Return books must be retained [Revoked]
18Chief executive may authorise monthly harvest returns to be sent to different places [Revoked]
19Chief executive may direct that monthly harvest returns be provided electronically
20Licensed fish receiver returns
21Licensed fish receiver returns must be provided electronically
22Annual stocktakes for purpose of providing annual inventory returns
23Licensed fish receivers must provide annual inventory returns
24Chief executive may require further annual inventory returns
25Licensed fish receivers must be audited and provide annual audit reports
26Licensed fish receivers must appoint suitably qualified persons as auditors
27Contents of audit reports
28Audit reports for multiple premises
29Licensed fish receivers must certify audit reports
30Licensed fish receivers must provide rectification reports if appropriate
31Audit reports, etc, must be provided to chief executive within 21 days after receipt from auditor
32Exemptions for up to 2 years on application
33Exemptions on grounds of hardship or impracticability
34Client details annual update forms
35Licensed fish receiver details annual update forms
36Reports must record identifying information
37Reports must be in required manner and form
38Reports may be amended
39Reports must be retained for 7 years [Revoked]
40Reports may be inspected
41Reports must be provided in accordance with electronic reporting requirements
42Identity of persons and devices providing reports must be notified to chief executive
43Chief executive must be notified of technical failure, etc
44Chief executive may give directions as to manner of completing reports
45Chief executive may specify different intervals, periods, or dates for completing or providing reports
51Amendments to other enactments
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