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The Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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Control of issue of fishing licencesN.I.

9.  In section 37 of the principal Act (power of the Board to make byelaws respecting fishing licences)—

(a)the existing provision shall be numbered as subsection (1);

(b)for paragraph (c) of that subsection there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(c)limit, subject to subsection (2), the number of licences which may be issued to authorise the use of fishing engines for the taking of fish;

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(c)after that subsection there shall be added the following subsections—

(2) Nothing in byelaws made under subsection (1)(c) shall affect the lawful use by any person of—

(a)a rod and line or a handline in the freshwater portion of any river or lake,

(b)a draft net in the circumstances specified in section 71(2)(d),

(c)a fishing weir or fixed engine in the circumstances specified in section 73(1).

(3) In subsection (1)(c)—

“licences” means licences of any class specified in the byelaws, and

“fish” does not include eels. .

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