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Whale Watching Regulations 2016 (2016/03).

Country/Territory
Niue (New Zealand)
Document type
Regulation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Artisanal fishing Marine mammals Endangered species Authorization/permit Tourism Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Oceania, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

These Regulations establish rules for whale watching, i.e. a person being transported, conveyed, conducted, or guided in a vessel or aircraft with a purpose to view or come into contact with marine mammals. Whale watching shall include also swimming encounters. No person may interact with a marine mammal (whale or dolphin) except in accordance with these Regulations. No person may touch a marine mammal unless authorised under a permit. The Regulations prohibit harassing or disturbing marine mamm

Full text
English
Website
www.gov.nu

References - Legislation

Implements

Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1996 (Act No. 220 of 1997).

Legislation | Niue (New Zealand) | 1997 (2006)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Foreign fishing, Access right, Fishing area, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Cartilaginous fishes, Fishing authorization, Maritime zone, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Sovereignty

Source: FAO, FAOLEX