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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 540

FISHERIES

Fisheries (Licence Duties) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

19th November 1996

Coming into operation

1st January 1997

The Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Sections 26(1), 114(1)(b) and 115(1)(b) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf with the approval of the Department of Agriculture hereby makes the following Byelaws:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Byelaws may be cited as the Fisheries (Licence Duties) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 1st January 1997.

Substitution

2.  There shall be substituted for Schedule 1 to the Fisheries Consolidated and Amendment Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1989(2) the following Schedule:

Byelaws 4 and 6

SCHEDULE 1Fishing Engines and Licence Duties

Part ILicences to fish with rod and line and hand line

Fishing LicenceDuty £
Season game fishing rod licence18·85
Eight day game fishing rod licence9·35
One day game fishing rod licence3·35
Additional amount payable by the holder of a Foyle Fisheries Commission season game fishing rod licence to use a single game rod15·00
Season coarse fishing rod licence7·20
Eight day coarse fishing rod licence3·60
Three day coarse fishing rod licence for use only by the holder of a three day coarse fishing permit issued by the Department of Agriculture to fish in waters in which that Department has the fishing rights1·55

Part IILicences for fishing engines other than rod and line or hand line

Fishing LicenceDuty £
Draft net for the capture of salmon and freshwater fish on Lough Neagh89·10
Draft net for the capture of freshwater fish other than trout and rainbow trout on Lough Erne58·00
Draft net for use in freshwater other than Lough Neagh or Lough Erne225·70
Single wall set net or trammel net for the capture of trout in Lough Neagh, per 91 metres (100 yards)12·30
Single wall set net or trammel net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout, per 91 metres (100 yards12·30
Bait net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout for use as bait — per net3·95
Fixed tidal draft net298·50
Fixed tidal draft net which operates in the estuary of a river upstream of the defined mouth1,353.40
Tidal draft net248·00
Drift net for the taking of salmon in the sea248·00
Bag net used in tidal waters560·10
Salmon box or crib673·70

Part III

Dealer’s Licence£37·25

Revocation

3.  The Fisheries (Licence Duties) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1995(3) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Common Seal of the Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland on 9th November 1996.

L.S.

Dr. J. Parsons

Chairman

L.S.

W. F. Smith

Secretary

The Department of Agriculture hereby approves the foregoing Byelaws.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on 20th November 1996.

L.S.

G. Lavery

Assistant Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Byelaws.)

These Byelaws further amend the Fisheries Consolidated and Amendment Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1989 to increase the licence duties payable from 1st January 1997 for fishing with rod and line and hand line for salmon and freshwater fish and for commercial fishing engines used for the taking of salmon and freshwater fish other than eels together with the fee payable for a licence which authorises the holder to buy and sell salmon, trout and eels. The new licence fee rates are set out below:—

Previous Rates £New Rates £Increase £
Season game fishing rod licence18·4018·850·45
Eight day game fishing rod licence9·159·350·20
One day game fishing rod licence3·253·350·10
Additional amount payable by the holder of a Foyle Fisheries Commission season game fishing rod licence to use a single game rod14·6515·000·35
Season coarse fishing rod licence7·057·200·15
Eight day coarse fishing rod licence3·503·600·10
Three day coarse fishing rod licence for use only by the holder of a three day coarse fishing permit issued by the Department of Agriculture to fish in waters in which that Department has the fishing rights1·501·550·05
Draft net for the capture of salmon and freshwater fish on Lough Neagh87·0089·102·10
Draft net for the capture of freshwater fish other than trout and rainbow trout on Lough Erne56·6058·001·40
Draft net for use in freshwater other than Lough Neagh or Lough Erne220·40225·705·30
Single wall set net or trammel net for the capture of trout in Lough Neagh, per 91 metres (100 yards)12·0012·300·30
Single wall set net or trammel net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout, per 91 metres (100 yards)12·0012·300·30
Bait net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout for use as bait — per net3·853·950·10
Fixed tidal draft net291·50298·507·00
Fixed tidal draft net which operates in the estuary of a river upstream of the defined mouth1,321·701,353·4031·70
Tidal draft net242·20248·005·80
Drift net for the taking of salmon in the sea242·20248·005·80
Bag net used in tidal waters547·00560·1013·10
Salmon box or crib657·90673·7015·80
Dealer’s Licence36·4037·250·85
(2)

S.R. (N.I.) 1989 No. 483, to which there are amendments which are not relevant

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