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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1999 No. 488

FISHERIES

Fisheries (Amendment No. 2) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1999

Made

10th December 1999

Coming into operation

1st January 2000

The Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Sections 26(1)(1), 37(1)(2) to (3), 51(2), 52(2), 70(1) and (2), 71(2)(g), 72(1), 89, 95(1) and (2), 97, 114(1)(b) and 115(1)(b)(3) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966(4) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, with the approval of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure(5), hereby makes the following Byelaws:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Byelaws may be cited as the Fisheries (Amendment No. 2) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2000.

Amendment of the Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1997

2.  The Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1997(6) shall be amended as provided in Byelaws 3 to 5.

List of Waters where there is no Close Season for Rainbow Trout

3.  In Schedule 4 in the list of rainbow trout waters where there is no annual close season for angling of rainbow trout—

(a)under the heading County Antrim there shall be inserted after the reference to “North Woodburn Reservoir” a reference to “Potterswall Reservoir”, and

(b)under the heading County Down there shall be inserted after the reference to “Finnebrogue Fisheries” a reference to “Gibson’s Lough”, and

(c)under the heading County Tyrone for the reference to “Rectory View Trout Fishery” there shall be substituted a reference “Rectory Lodge Trout Fishery”.

4.  For Byelaw 72 there shall be substituted—

72.  Subject to Byelaws 73 to 76 the annual close season for angling for salmon, trout and rainbow trout in all waters to which Section 25 of the Act applies shall be from 1st November in each year to the last day of February in the next following year, both dates inclusive..

5.  For Schedule 1 there shall be substituted the following Schedule:

Byelaws 4, 5 and 7

SCHEDULE 1Fishing Engines and Licence Duties

Part ILicences to fish with rod and line and hand line

Fishing LicenceDuty
£
(1)(2)
Season game fishing rod licence21·00
Eight day game fishing rod licence10·00
One day game fishing rod licence4·00
Additional amount payable by the holder of a Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission season game fishing rod licence to use a single game rod17·00
Season coarse fishing rod licence8·00
Eight day coarse fishing rod licence4·00
Three day coarse fishing rod licence for use only by the holder of a three day coarse fishing permit issued by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure to fish in waters in which the Department has the fishing rights2·00

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

Fishing LicenceDuty
£
(1)(2)
Draft net for the capture of salmon and freshwater fish on Lough Neagh98·00
Draft net for the capture of freshwater fish other than trout and rainbow trout on Lough Erne63·50
Draft net for use in freshwater other than Lough Neagh or Lough Erne248·00
Single wall set net or trammel net for the capture of trout in Lough Neagh per 91 metres (100 yards)13·50
Single wall set net or trammel net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout, per 91 metres (100 yards)13·50
Bait net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout for use as bait — per net4·50
Fixed tidal draft net328·50
Fixed tidal draft net which operates in the estuary of a river upstream of the defined mouth1,487·50
Tidal draft net272·50
Drift net for the taking of salmon in the sea272·50
Bag net used in tidal waters615·50
Salmon box or crib740·50

Part III

Dealer’s Licence£41·00

Revocation

6.  The Fisheries (Licence Duties) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1998(7) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Common Seal of the Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland on 10th December 1999.

L.S.

Dr. J. Parsons

Chairman

L.S.

W. F. Smith

Secretary

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure hereby approves the foregoing Byelaws.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure on 10th December 1999.

L.S.

N. Carson

Senior Officer of the

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Byelaws.)

These Byelaws amend the Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1997. The principal changes are as follows:

1.  These Byelaws designate a number of waters as rainbow trout waters for the purposes of Byelaw 76 of the Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1997 (“the principal Byelaws”) which provides that there shall be no close season for angling for rainbow trout in waters so designated. (Byelaw 3)

2.  Byelaw 4 corrects Byelaw 72 of the principal Byelaws (annual close season for angling for salmon, trout and rainbow trout) by restricting its application only to those waters to which Section 25 of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 applies. These are the salmon and inland fisheries of Nothern Ireland other than the fisheries in the Londonderry area.

3.  These Byelaws increase the licence duties payable from 1st January 2000 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. (Byelaw 5)

The new licence fee rates and the size of the increases, where applicable, are set out below:—

Previous RatesNew RatesIncrease
£££
Season game fishing rod licence20·5021·000·50
Eight day game fishing rod licence10·0010·000·00
One day game fishing rod licence4·004·000·00
Additional amount payable by the holder of a Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission season game fishing rod licence to use a single game rod16·5017·000·50
Season coarse fishing rod licence8·008·000·00
Eight day coarse fishing rod licence4·004·000·00
Three day coarse fishing rod licence for use only by the holder of a three day coarse fishing permit issued by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure to fish in waters in which that Department has the fishing rights2·002·000·00
Draft net for the capture of salmon and freshwater fish on Lough Neagh95·5098·002·50
Draft net for the capture of freshwater fish other than trout and rainbow trout on Lough Erne62·0063·501·50
Draft net for use in freshwater other than Lough Neagh or Lough Erne241·00248·007·00
Single wall set net or trammel net for the capture of trout in Lough Neagh, per 91 metres (100 yards)13·5013·500·00
Single wall set net or trammel net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout, per 91 metres (100 yards)13·5013·500·00
Bait net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or rainbow trout for use as bait — per net4·504·500·00
Fixed tidal draft net319·00328·509·50
Fixed tidal draft net which operates in the estuary of a river upstream of the defined mouth1,444·501,487·5043·00
Tidal draft net265·00272·507·50
Drift net for the taking of salmon in the sea265·00272·507·50
Bag net used in tidal waters598·00615·5017·50
Salmon box or crib719·00740·5021·50
Dealer’s Licence40·0041·001·00
(1)

Section 26(1) was amended by S.I. 1991/1466 (N.I. 13) Article 8(3)

(2)

Section 37 was substituted by 1968 c. 31 (N.I.) Schedule 1 and amended by S.I. 1991/1466 (N.I. 3) Article 9

(3)

Sections 114(1) and 115(1) were amended by S.I. 1991/1466 (N.I. 13) Article 35(1) and Schedule 3 paragraph 5

(5)

Functions transferred by virtue of S.R. 1999 No. 481 Article 3 and Schedule 1

(6)

S.R. 1997 No. 425

(7)

S.R. 1998 No. 402

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