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Fisheries Amendment Bill

Introduced on April 13, the bill makes changes to the fisheries management system. These include: a introducing a graduated offences and penalty regime; amending the rules for commercial fishers that set out what fish must be brought back to port and what fish may, or must, be returned to sea; streamlining the processes for adjusting commercial and recreational catch limits; and amendments to assist with the roll out of cameras on commercial fishing vessels. First reading completed on May 5 with just Act opposed and referred to the primary production committee with a report back date of Sept 12. Reported back on Sept 20 with a large number of technical amendments. Fisheries Amendment Bill