Fisheries Act 1996
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|Fisheries Act 1996|
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Date of Royal Assent||13 August 1996|
|Fisheries Act 1983|
|Status: Current legislation|
The Fisheries Act 1996 is a New Zealand Act of Parliament. It is divided into five areas: recreational, customary, environmental, commercial and international fishing. It is administered by the Overseas Investment Commission and the Ministry of Fisheries. The Act mostly deals with the minimum size requirements and maximum quantity limit for each species of fish and seafood before they can be caught for selling or consumption.