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Razor Shells (Prohibition of Fishing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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2.  In these Regulations–

the Act” means the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966;

“dredge” means a device with a rigid framed mouth constructed to capture various species of sea fish whilst being towed along the sea bed by a fishing boat;

“Dundrum Bay” means the sea area to the landward side of an imaginary straight line drawn from the Chapel (near Miners' Town, County Down) at Rossglass Bay to Roaring Rock (and thence to the nearest point of mainland);

“razor shells” means any species of the family Solenidae; and

“suction dredging” means the raising from the sea bed of material, fish and shellfish with gear involving the use of a solids pump or air lift, or water jets to dig into the sea bed; and “suction dredge” shall be construed accordingly.

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