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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013 (Asp 7 of 2013).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act amends existing legislation and makes new rules relative to fish farming, salmon fisheries, sea fisheries and protection of shellfish waters in Scotland. The Act amends the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) 2007 with the insertion of provisions for fish farm management agreements and statements. A new provision sets out the requirement for fish farm businesses to be party to farm management agreements or to maintain farm management statements. The same Act is amended in provisions concerning, among other things: powers of inspection and enforcement in respect of fish farms, including assessing the impact of a fish farm s operations on the environment and for research purposes; escape of fish and Orders relating to commercially damaging species; movement of species, etc.; control of commercially damaging species.
The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is amended with respect to planning permission for marine fish farms and the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 in respect of District salmon fishery boards; salmon carcass tagging; power of the Scottish Ministers to conduct inquiries and obtain information; consents for introduction of fish into inland waters, etc. The Act also amends the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984, the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003, the Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967, the Fisheries Act 1981.
Long title of text
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about fish farming and shellfish farming; about salmon fisheries and freshwater fisheries; about sea fisheries; about shellfish waters and fisheries for shellfish; about charging in connection with functions relating to fish farming, shellfish farming, salmon fisheries, freshwater fisheries and sea fisheries; about fixed penalty notices for offences under certain aquaculture, fisheries and other marine legislation; and for connected purposes.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Amendments up to include The Fisheries (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.S.I. 2019/24).
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Legislation Amendment