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The Strangford Lough (Sea Fishing Exclusion Zones) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2011 No. 35

Sea Fisheries

The Strangford Lough (Sea Fishing Exclusion Zones) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Made

15th February 2011

Coming into operation

14th March 2011

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of its powers conferred by sections 19(1), 124(1), 124(2) and 124(2A) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966(2) ).

Citation and Commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Strangford Lough (Sea Fishing Exclusion Zones) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and shall come into operation on 14th March 2011.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“co-ordinate” means a co-ordinate of latitude and longitude on the World Geodetic System 1984;

“Strangford Lough” means the sea area to the northwest of an imaginary straight line drawn from Killard Point to Ballyquintin Point, County Down;

“Zones1 and 2” means those parts of Strangford Lough which lie within the boundaries specified in paragraph (2).

(2) Those boundaries are—

(a)in relation to Zone 1, a straight line joining the co-ordinates lettered A, B, C and D in the table in Part 1 of the Schedule; and

(b)in relation to Zone 2, a straight line joining the co-ordinates lettered A, B, C and D in the table in Part 2 of the Schedule

Prohibition of fishing

3.  All fishing for sea-fish within Zones 1 and 2 by any sea-fishing boat is prohibited.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 15th February 2011

Legal seal

Liam McKibben

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Regulation 2 (2)

SCHEDULECo-ordinates

Part 1

Zone 1

PointLatitudeLongitude
A54º27.325N05º35.973W
B54º27.307N05º35.104W
C54º26.969N05º35.124W
D54º26.986N05º35.993W

Part 2

Zone 2

PointLatitudeLongitude
A54º25.781N05º37.012W
B54º25.699N05º36.716W
C54º25.169N05º37.250W
D54º25.268N05º37.535W

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prohibit all fishing for sea fish by any sea-fishing boat within the two zones in Strangford Lough specified in the Schedule.

A chart showing the two zones is published for illustrative purposes on www.dardni.gov.uk/fisheries/sea-fisheries.

Contravention of these Regulations is an offence under section 124(3) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966. The penalty on summary conviction is a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (£5,000)..

(1)

Formerly the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland S.I. 199/283 (N.1.1) Article 3(4)

(2)

1966 c.17 (N.I.) Section 124 was substituted by the Fisheries Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 c.4 (N.I) section 1 and the Sea Fisheries (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/790) article 6(2)

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