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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “British sea-fishery officer” means a person who is a British sea-fishery officer by virtue of section 7(1) of the Sea Fisheries Act 1968,

  • “disease” means a clinical or non-clinical infection with one or more aetiological agents in fish,

  • “enforceable EU obligation” means an obligation to which section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972 applies,

  • “enforceable EU restriction” means a restriction to which that section applies,

  • “fish” means fish of any kind but does not, except in Part 3, include shellfish,

  • “fish farm” means any place used for the purposes of fish farming,

  • “fish farming” means the keeping of live fish with a view to their sale or to their transfer to other waters; but only where such activity is required to be authorised as an aquaculture production business under regulation 6 of the Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/85),

  • “marine enforcement officer” has the same meaning as in section 157(1) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010,

  • “parasite” has the meaning given in section 4(1) of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007,

  • “pathogen” means an organism that causes or contributes to the development of a disease,

  • “shellfish” includes crustaceans and molluscs of any kind, and includes any brood, ware, half-ware, spat or spawn of shellfish,

  • “shellfish farm” means any place used for the purposes of shellfish farming,

  • “shellfish farming” means the cultivation or propagation of shellfish with a view to their sale or their transfer to other waters or land; but only where such activity is required to be authorised as an aquaculture production business under regulation 6 of the Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. 2009/85).

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