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The River Forth Salmon Fishery District (Baits and Lures) Regulations 1999

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the River Forth Salmon Fishery District (Baits and Lures) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 1st January 2000.

(2) In these Regulations, “organic bait” means bait made up in whole or in part of any fish or any other animal or any part of a fish or other animal or eggs of any fish, but does not include natural prawns or shrimps.

Specification of organic bait and lures having more than one hook

2.—(1) Organic bait is hereby specified as a bait for the purposes of the definition of “rod and line” in section 24(1) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951(1).

(2) Any lure having more than one hook (other than a lone double, or lone treble, hook) attached to it is hereby specified as a lure for the purposes of the definition of “rod and line” in section 24(1) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951.

(3) This regulation applies to the River Forth salmon fishery district between–

(a)1st February and 31st May, and

(b)27th August and 31st October,

all dates inclusive, in each year.

Specification of natural prawns and shrimps as baits

3.—(1) Natural prawns and shrimps (whether fresh or preserved, dyed or natural colour) and any part thereof are hereby specified as baits and lures for the purposes of the definition of “rod and line” in section 24(1) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951.

(2) This regulation applies to the River Forth salmon fishery district between 1st January and 31st December, both dates included, in each year.

Revocation

4.  The River Forth Salmon Fishery District (Baits and Lures) Regulations 1996(2) are hereby revoked.

G M THOMSON

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Pentland House,

Edinburgh

14th December 1999

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