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The Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Illegal use of certain devices

17.—(1) In subsection (1) of section 62 of the principal Act (offences relating to use of certain devices for taking fish) after the word “taking” there shall be inserted the words “, or facilitating the taking of,”.

(2) In subsection (3) of that section for the words “salmon or trout” there shall be substituted the words “salmon, trout or rainbow trout”.

(3) In subsection (4) of that section, in paragraphs (a) and (b) the words “gaff or” shall be omitted.

(4) After subsection (4) of that section there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(4A) In subsection (4)—

“gaff” means a hooked instrument (with or without a barb) used to penetrate the gills or body of a fish; and

“otter” means an otter lath or jack, and includes any instrument, whether used with a handline, or as an auxiliary to a rod and line, or otherwise for the purpose of running out lures, artificial or otherwise..

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