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Eel Fishing (Licence Duties) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 403

FISHERIES

Eel Fishing (Licence Duties) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

17th November 1998

Coming into operation

1st January 1999

The Department of Agriculture in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Sections 15(1) and 19(1) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:–

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Eel Fishing (Licence Duties) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st January 1999.

Licence Duties

2.  There shall be payable to the Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland by way of licence duties in respect of licences for the use of fishing engines for the taking of eels referred to in column 1 of the Schedule the amounts respectively specified in column 2 of the Schedule.

Revocation

3.  The Eel Fishing (Licence Duties) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(2) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on

L.S.

G. Lavery

Assistant Secretary

17th November 1998.

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE

Fishing EngineDuty
£
Fyke net6.75
The existing eel weir at Toome4,804.35
The existing eel weir at Upper Row, Portna2,406.00
The existing eel weir at Lower Row, Portna2,406.00
The existing automatic eel weir at Portna1,201.00
The existing eel weir at Movanagher1,201.00
The existing eel weir at Rademon46.90
The existing eel weir at Drumnaconagher, Crossgar46.90
The existing eel weir at Belleek46.90
Fixed wing nets, used in the River Erne in the County of Fermanagh between Rosscor Viaduct and a point 800 metres downstream of Rosscor Viaduct or in the River Quoile in the County of Down between the floodgates at the Old Quoile Bridge and tidal barrier at Hare Island and having a leader and a wing or wings each not exceeding 23 metres in length; for each batch of 5 or less71.30
Fixed wing nets used in that part of Lower Lough Erne in the County of Fermanagh lying between Rosscor Viaduct and an imaginary line running directly from North to South and passing through the Western tip of Ferny Island in the parish of Belleek, Barony of Lurg and having a leader and wing or wings, each not exceeding 230 metres in length, for each batch of 10 or less1,098.00
Long line used in the Erne Catchment Area—containing not more than 1,200 hooks46.90
Long line used in the Erne Catchment Area—containing over 1,200 hooks71.30
Long line containing not more than 1,200 hooks used in Lough Neagh excluding its tributaries and their branches71.30
Long line containing over 1,200 hooks used in Lough Neagh excluding its tributaries and their branches95.65
Eel draft net not exceeding 118 metres in length used in Lough Neagh95.65

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations increase the licence duties payable from 1st January 1999 to the Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland in respect of licences for the use of fishing engines for the taking of eels by the amounts set out below.

Previous RatesNew RatesIncrease
£££
Fyke net6.506.750.25
The existing eel weir at Toome4,619.554,804.35184.80
The existing eel weir at Upper Row, Portna2,313.402,406.0092.60
The existing eel weir at Lower Row, Portna2,313.402,406.0092.60
The existing automatic eel weir at Portna1,154.801,201.0046.20
The existing eel weir at Movanagher1,154.801,201.0046.20
The existing eel weir at Rademon45.1046.901.80
The existing eel weir at Drumnaconagher, Crossgar45.1046.901.80
The existing eel weir at Belleek45.1046.901.80
Fixed wing nets, used in the River Erne in the County of Fermanagh between Rosscor Viaduct and a point 800 metres downstream of Rosscor Viaduct or in the River Quoile in the County of Down between the floodgates at the Old Quoile Bridge and the tidal barrier at Hare Island and having a leader and a wing or wings each not exceeding 23 metres in length; for each batch of 5 or less68.5571.302.75
Fixed wing nets used in that part of Lower Lough Erne in the County of Fermanagh lying between Rosscor Viaduct and an imaginary line running directly from North to South and passing through the Western tip of Ferny Island in the Parish of Belleek, Barony of Lurg and having a leader and wing or wings, each not exceeding 230 metres in length, for each batch of 10 or less1,055.751,098.0042.25
Long line used in the Erne Catchment Area—containing not more than 1,200 hooks45.1046.901.80
Long line used in the Erne Catchment Area—containing over 1,200 hooks68.5571.302.75
Long line containing not more than 1,200 hooks used in Lough Neagh excluding its tributaries and their branches68.5571.302.75
Long line containing over 1,200 hooks used in Lough Neagh excluding its tributaries and their branches91.9595.653.70
Eel draft net not exceeding 118 metres in length used in Lough Neagh91.9595.653.70

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