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Marine Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

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41.  In this Part—

“animal” includes any egg, larva, pupa, or other immature stage of an animal;

“emergency byelaws” has the meaning given by section 28;

“interim byelaws” means byelaws made under section 29;

“marine installation” means any artificial island, installation or structure;

MCZ” means a marine conservation zone designated by an order under section 13;

“protected feature”, in relation to an MCZ or proposed MCZ, means any flora, fauna, habitat or feature which is sought to be conserved by the making of the order designating the zone;

“seashore” means—

(a)

the foreshore, that is to say, land which is covered and uncovered by the ordinary movement of the tide, and

(b)

any land, whether or not covered intermittently by water, which is in apparent continuity (determined by reference to the physical characteristics of that land) with the foreshore, as far landward as any natural or artificial break in that continuity;

“vehicles” includes—

(a)

bicycles and other non-motorised forms of transport, and

(b)

hovercraft;

“vessels” includes—

(a)

hovercraft,

(b)

aircraft capable of landing on water, and

(c)

any other craft capable of travelling on, in or under water, whether or not capable of carrying any person.

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