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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

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72Requirement to include environmental provisions in orders relating to fisheries

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(1)The Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 is amended as follows.

(2)After section 5 insert—

5AOrders made by Welsh Ministers: protection of marine environment

(1)An order made by the Welsh Ministers under section 1 of this Act must contain—

(a)such provision (if any) as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate for the purpose of preventing harm to any European marine site identified in the order, and

(b)such other provision (if any) as they consider appropriate for the purpose of protecting the marine environment.

(2)For the purposes of this section, “the marine environment” includes—

(a)the natural beauty or amenity of marine or coastal areas (including their geological or physiographical features);

(b)features of archaeological or historic interest in such areas;

(c)flora and fauna which are dependent on, or associated with, a marine or coastal environment.

(3)In section 3, in subsection (2), for “section 4” substitute “sections 4 and 5A”.

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