MNZ Consultation - Follow Up Consultation on Maritime Rules to Implement Cape Town Agreement

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.

Additional Resources

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