Maritime New Zealand and Te Manatu Waka seek feedback in order to finalise proposed Maritime Rules Part 404 – Design, Construction and Equipment, so that New Zealand can accede to the Cape Town Agreement this year.
Once in force, the Agreement will provide an internationally binding framework for fishing vessel safety. It will apply in full to any new New Zealand fishing vessels (or any that have undergone major conversion) certified for operating on the high seas.
This follow-up consultation follows Maritime New Zealand's previous invitation to comment undertaken in August 2020.
The consultation closes at 5 PM on Friday the 28th of October 2022.
For full details see the Maritime NZ website.
MNZ Consultation Document - August 2020 Consultation Document and Draft Rules
MNZ Consultation Document - Cape Town Agreement
MNZ Consultation Document - Info Sheet FAQs
MNZ Consultation Document - Info Sheet – Existing New Zealand Vessels
MNZ Consultation Document - Info Sheet – Foreign Vessels