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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Registration of Fishing Vessels

Up to 31 December 1963 there was in operation a system of restrictive licensing of fishing vessels, directed by the Sea Fisheries Licensing Authority appointed under the Fisheries Amendment Act of 1945. Following extensive inquiry by a Parliamentary Select Committee in 1962, the licensing procedure was changed to one of registration and permit using management as basis for conservation of stocks.