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The Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Marine fish fishery licencesN.I.

23.  After Part IX of the principal Act (shell-fish fishery licences) there shall be inserted the following Part—

Marine fish fishery licences.

137A.(1) Where the Department grants to any person a fish culture licence under section 11 authorising the operation of a fish farm for the culture of any species of marine fish at a place specified in the licence, the Department may, in accordance with this section, grant to that person a further licence (a “marine fish fishery licence”) conferring on him the exclusive right of cultivating marine fish of that species within any area specified in the marine fish fishery licence ( “the licensed area”) which is at that place.

(2) Sections 131 to 137 shall apply to marine fish fishery licences subject to the following modifications—

(a)subject to paragraphs (b) to (d)—

(i)any reference to a shell-fish fishery licence shall be construed as a reference to a marine fish fishery licence;

(ii)any reference t o shell-fish shall be construed as a reference to marine fish of the species specified in the licence;

(b)in section 131—

(i)subsection (1) shall be omitted, and

(ii)in subsection (3) for the words “fishing for shell-fish” there shall be substituted the words “ fishing for marine fish of any kind or for shell-fish ”;

(c)in section 135—

(i)in subsection (2) for the words “depositing, propagating, dredging” there shall be substituted the words “ introducing, propagating, harvesting ”, and

(ii)in paragraph (b) of that subsection for the word “deposit” there shall be substituted the word “ introduce ”; and

(d)in section 136(1), for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(a)uses any implement to catch fish of any kind; or .

(3) In this section “marine fish” means fish of any kind found in the sea, but does not include shell-fish..

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