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The Lobsters and Crawfish (Prohibition of Fishing and Landing) (Scotland) Order 1999

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2.  In this Order—

“crawfish” means crawfish of the species Palinurus elephas and Palinurus mauritanicus;

“flap” in relation to the tail of a lobster or crawfish, means any part of the central three flaps of the tail fan of the lobster or crawfish including the telson with anus and left and right uropod immediately adjacent to the telson;

“lobster” means lobster of the species Homarus gammarus;

“mutilated” in relation to a lobster or crawfish, means a lobster or crawfish which has been mutilated in such a manner as to obscure a V notch; and

“V notch” means a marking in the shape of the letter “V” with a depth of at least 5mm cut into at least one of the inner uropods of the tail fan of any lobster or crawfish, with the apex of the letter “V” positioned inward from the edge of the flap.

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