When an exemption may be considered
Exemptions are enabled by regulation 14 of the Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Regulations 2017. An exemption can be considered if Fisheries New Zealand:
- is satisfied that it is unreasonable or impracticable for the person or vessel to comply with the requirements
- is satisfied that the exemption is no broader than is reasonably necessary to address the matters giving rise to the exemption, and
- has had regard to the purpose of these regulations.
The most common situation this applies to is when the installed camera system is not operating properly, preventing the fisher from being able to comply with the requirements of the electronic monitoring regulations.
Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Regulations 2017 – NZ Legislation
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