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Fisheries (Amendment) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Citation and commencement

1.  These Byelaws may be cited as the Fisheries (Amendment) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 2007 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2008.

Amendment of the Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 2003

2.  The Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 2003(1) shall be amended as provided in Byelaws 3 to 7.

Licence duties and fees

3.  For Schedule 3 (FISHING ENGINES AND LICENCE DUTIES) there shall be substituted the following Schedule:

Byelaws 6, 7 and 10

SCHEDULE 3FISHING ENGINES AND LICENCE DUTIES

PART ILICENCES TO FISH WITH ROD AND LINE AND HAND LINE

Fishing Licence

(1)

Duty

(2)

Season game fishing rod licence£16.50
Fourteen day game fishing rod licence£8.50
Three day game fishing rod licence£3.50
Concessionary season fishing rod licence£5.00
Juvenile season fishing rod licence£2.00
Amount payable by the holder of a current Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights game fishing rod and line licence for a game fishing rod licence£1.00
Season coarse fishing rod licence£16.50
Fourteen day coarse fishing rod licence£8.50
Three day coarse fishing rod licence for use 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 rights£3.50

PART IILICENCES FOR FISHING ENGINES OTHER THAN ROD AND LINE OR HAND LINE

Fishing Licence

(1)

Duty

(2)

Licence for a draft net for the capture of salmon and freshwater fish on Lough Neagh£125.00

Licence for a single wall set net or trammel net for the capture of trout or

rainbow trout in Lough Neagh per 91 metres (100 yards)

£16.50

Licence for a single wall set net or trammel net for the taking of freshwater fish

other than trout or rainbow trout, per 91 metres (100 yards)

£16.50

Licence for a bait net for the taking of freshwater fish other than trout or

rainbow trout for use as bait – per net

£5.00
Licence for a fixed tidal draft net£395.50
Licence for a tidal draft net£328.00
Drift net licence for the taking of salmon in the sea£328.00
Licence for a bag net used in tidal waters£740.00

PART III

Dealer’s licence£48.50

List of waters where there is no close season for rainbow trout

4.  In Schedule 6 in the list of rainbow trout waters where there is no annual close season for angling for rainbow trout —

(a)under the heading County Down there shall be inserted before the reference to “Lower Ballysallagh Reservoir” a reference to “Loughinisland Lake, Downpatrick”;

Amendments to fishing licence conditions and format

5.  In Byelaw 4, after paragraph (6) there shall be inserted —

(6A) A licence issued under paragraph (1) for angling shall, in addition to the conditions mentioned in paragraph (5), be subject to the following condition—

(a)the licence is valid only if the date of birth of the licence-holder is entered thereon.

6.  For Schedule 1 (ANGLING LICENCE) there shall be substituted the following Schedule:

Byelaw 4(7)

SCHEDULE 1Angling Licence

Revocation

7.  In the Fisheries (Amendment) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 2006(2), Byelaw 3 is revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Fisheries Conservancy Board on 2nd November 2007.

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Dr. R. Hanna

Chairman

K. A. Simpson (Mrs)

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 9th November 2007.

Legal seal

M.Cory

A senior officer of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

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