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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

  2. Definitions

  3. The Act

    1. Part 1: Fish Farms and Shellfish Farms

      1. Information

        1. Section 1 – Information about fish farms and shellfish farms

        2. Section 2 – Information: offences

      2. Parasites

        1. Section 3 – Inspections: parasites

        2. Section 4 – Meaning of parasite in Part 1

      3. Containment and escape: fish

        1. Section 5 – Inspections: containment and escape of fish

      4. Enforcement

        1. Section 6 – Enforcement notices

      5. Code of practice

        1. Section 7 – Code of practice

        2. Section 8 – Monitoring and enforcement: code of practice

      6. Powers of inspectors and offences

        1. Section 9 – Powers of inspectors: entry

        2. Section 10 – Entry: supplementary

        3. Section 11 – Offences: general

      7. Interpretation of Part 1

        1. Section 12 – Interpretation: Part 1

    2. Part 2: :  Containment and Treatment

      1. Order under section 2 of the 1937 Act: additional powers

        1. Section 13 – Order under section 2 of the 1937 Act: additional powers

      2. Preliminary designation of area by order

        1. Section 14 – Preliminary designation of area by order

      3. Containment and treatment: additional powers

        1. Section 15 – Creation of barriers to movement of fish, treatment of waters with chemical agents

        2. Section 16 – Clearance of certain fish farms

        3. Section 17 – : Scottish Ministers’ powers to take other measures

        4. Section 18 – : Scottish Ministers’ power to make payments

    3. Part 3: Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries

      1. Salmon and freshwater fisheries

        1. Section 19 – Use of gaff, tailer or landing net

        2. Section 20 – Rod and line

        3. Section 21 – Prohibition against using pike gags and certain keepnets

        4. Section 22 – Close times for freshwater fish

        5. Section 23 – Exemption from certain offences

        6. Section 24 – Freshwater fish conservation regulations

    4. Part 4:  Sea Fisheries

      1. Fixed penalty notices

        1. Section 25 – Issue of fixed penalty notices

        2. Section 26 – Content and form of fixed penalty notice

        3. Section 27 – Amount and payment of fixed penalty

        4. Section 28 – Effect of payment

        5. Section 29 – Intimation of non-payment

        6. Section 30 – Restriction on proceedings and notification of procurator fiscal

        7. Section 31 – Withdrawal of a fixed penalty notice or expiry of period for paying

      2. Miscellaneous

        1. Section 32 – Amendment of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967

        2. Section 33 – Enforcement of Community obligations

    5. Part 5: Miscellaneous

      1. Section 34 – Unauthorised introduction of fish into certain marine waters

      2. Section 35 – Unauthorised introduction of fish into inland waters

      3. Section 36 – Payments in respect of fish destroyed

      4. Section 37 – Payments for certain purposes

      5. Section 38 – Information about fish farming and shellfish farming:  economic, social and environmental aspects

    6. Part 6: General

      1. Section 39 – Crown application

      2. Section 40 – Offences by bodies corporate

      3. Section 41 – Minor and consequential amendments

      4. Section 42 – Ancillary provision

      5. Section 43 – Orders

    7. Schedule – Minor and consequential amendments

  4. Parliamentary History

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