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FISHERIES RULES 2019 (S.R. 2019, NO. 67) - REG 27

Irregular position data transmission

(1)  In this rule –
sleep mode , in relation to an approved automatic location communicator on a vessel, means a mode in which the communicator transmits positional data at reduced intervals when the vessel is at an approved location.
(2)  Unless the Secretary otherwise determines in writing, the supervisor of a fishing licence (vessel) may place an approved automatic location communicator, fitted to the vessel operated under the licence, in sleep mode when the vessel is at an approved location in one or more of the following circumstances:
(a) during any intervals that the Secretary specifies;
(b) if a vessel monitoring system is also fitted to the vessel as required for a fishery, during a closed season for that fishery unless the vessel monitoring system is required for another fishery that is still open;
(c) while the vessel is undergoing maintenance that prevents its use.
(3)  The Secretary may give approval for the supervisor of a fishing licence (vessel) to not operate an approved automatic location communicator, fitted to the vessel operated under the licence, for a specified period of time while the vessel is at an approved location in one of the following circumstances:
(a) if a vessel monitoring system is also fitted to the vessel as required for a fishery, during a closed season for that fishery unless the vessel monitoring system is required for another fishery that is still open;
(b) while the vessel is undergoing maintenance that prevents its use;
(c) while the vessel remains at an approved location for more than 14 consecutive days and is not being used for any fishing;
(d) in any other circumstance that the Secretary considers appropriate.



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