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Sea Fishing (Enforcement) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 849 of 2018).

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These Regulations confer on inshore fisheries and conservation officers the enforcement powers in section 166(3) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23) in relation to EU fisheries conservation measures listed in the Schedule, as amended from time to time. An inshore fisheries and conservation officer ( IFC officer ) appointed under section 165(1) of the 2009 Act has the powers referred to in section 166(3) of the 2009 Act for the purpose of enforcing the EU fisheries conservation measures. Section 166(4) to (9) of the 2009 Act applies to the powers, which an IFC officer has for the purposes specified in section 166(1) of the 2009 Act. EU legislation listed includes, among other things, Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels, Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, and Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.
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