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The Undersized Edible Crabs (Scotland) Order 2000

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Article 2

SCHEDULE 1MEASUREMENT OF THE SIZE OF AN EDIBLE CRAB

Article 3(1)

SCHEDULE 2MINIMUM LANDING SIZES

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Area of coastPrescribed minimum landing sizes
The west coast of mainland Scotland south of 56 degrees north latitude and north of 55 degrees north latitude, the coast of those Scottish Islands lying within ICES sub area VI (Rockall and West of Scotland) insofar as the coast of those islands lies south of 56 degrees north latitude and the coast surrounding Loch Ryan.
  • Male edible crabs: 140mm

  • Female edible crabs: 140mm

The east coast of mainland Scotland south of 56 degrees north latitude, excluding the Firth of Forth.
  • Male edible crabs: 130mm

  • Female edible crabs: 130mm

The coast surrounding the Firth of Forth lying south of 56 degrees north latitude.
  • Male edible crabs: 140mm

  • Female edible crabs: 140mm

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