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Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 649 of 2001).

Type of law
Regulation
Source

Abstract
This Order regulates the carriage of certain nets and other fishing gear. The Order applies to nets carried or used by relevant British fishing boats and by Scottish fishing boats in certain specified areas (art. 3(1)). Nets carried or used by beam trawlers, or for catching queen scallops, and nets which are lashed and stowed so that they may not readily be used are excepted from the requirements of the Order (art. 3(2)). The Order requires that: (a) a square mesh panel complying with specified conditions be incorporated in nets of certain mesh sizes carried in, or used by relevant British fishing boats and Scottish fishing boats in the specified areas (art. 4); (b) in the case of multiple twine netting in the codend, extension piece or square mesh panel of any net to which the Order applies, the sum of the thickness of the multiple twines on any side of any mesh do not exceed 10 millimetres (art. 6(1)); and (c) in the case of any net to which the Order applies and which is carried or used for the purpose of fishing for Norway lobsters, any square mesh panel is constructed of single twine that does not exceed 4 millimetres (art. 6(2)). British Sea fishery officers are given certain powers for the purpose of the enforcement of the Order (art. 7).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 16 April 2001.
Notes
The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) Order 1991 (S.I. 1999/1380, as amended by S.I. 1992/1344) is amended, with the effect that its provisions no longer apply to ICES Statistical Division IIa (Norwegian Sea), ICES Statistical Sub-Area IV (North Sea) and ICES Statistical Sub-Area VI (Rockall and West of Scotland) (art. 8)
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No