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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007

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37Payments for certain purposes

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may make payments of such amount and subject to such conditions as they may determine to any person or group of persons for any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (2) in relation to any of the matters mentioned in subsection (3).

(2)The purposes are—

(a)development,

(b)promotion,

(c)organisation,

(d)research.

(3)The matters are—

(a)fish farming,

(b)shellfish farming,

(c)other aspects of aquaculture,

(d)sea fisheries,

(e)the sea fish industry,

(f)salmon fisheries,

(g)freshwater fisheries.

(4)A payment under this section may be limited so as to be made in connection to a specified part or area of Scotland.

(5)For the purposes of this section, a person is regarded as engaged in the sea fish industry if the person carries on or is employed in the business of catching, processing, transporting or selling sea fish or sea fish products.

(6)In this section—

  • “fish farming” has the same meaning as in Part 1, except that such activity need not be so registered as a business;

  • “migratory trout” means any species of trout which migrates to and from the sea;

  • “salmon” includes any fish of the salmon species;

  • “sea fish” means fish of any kind found in the sea, including shellfish but not salmon or migratory trout;

  • “shellfish” has the same meaning as in Part 1;

  • “shellfish farming” has the same meaning as in Part 1, except that such activity need not be so registered as a business.

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