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The Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2000

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2.—(1) In this Order–

the Act” means the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967;

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms(1) as corrected by Corrigendum to Annex XII of the Council Regulation(2) and amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 308/1999(3), Council Regulation (EC) No. 1459/99(4), Council Regulation (EC) No. 2723/99(5), Council Regulation (EC) No. 812/2000(6) and Council Regulation (EC) No. 1298/2000(7);

“the Fladen area” means the waters of the Scottish zone bounded by a line beginning from a point on the north coast of Scotland at 4° west longitude; thence due north to a point on the outer limit of the Scottish zone; thence in a north easterly direction along that outer limit to 62° 30' north latitude; thence due east to a point on the outer limit of the Scottish zone; thence in a south easterly direction along that outer limit to 57° 30' north latitude; thence due west to a point on the east coast of Scotland; and thence in a northerly and westerlydirection following that coast to the point of beginning;

“beam trawl er” means a fishing boat which, in so far as it carries or uses nets, carries or uses only nets which are designed to be towed along the sea-bed and which have their mouth extended by a beam, bar or other rigid device;

equivalent Order” means an Order extending to any other part of the United Kingdom made under section 5 of the Act pursuant to Article 46 of the Council Regulation which prohibits fishing by any trawl other than a single trawl;

ICES” followed by a roman numeral with or without a letter shall be construed as a reference to whichever of the statistical sub-areas and divisions of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea(8) described in the Schedule to this Order is identified therein by the roman numeral or that roman numeral and letter as the case may be;

“net” means a trawl, Danish Seine or similar towed net; and

“single trawl” means a single net towed by a two warp rig in which the net has a single groundrope bosom.

(2) Any reference in this Order–

(a)to an expression which appears or is referred to in the Council Regulation and which is not defined in this article has the same meaning in this Order as in that Regulation; and

(b)to a Community instrument is a reference to that instrument and any amendment of such instrument in force on the date this Order is made.


O.J. No. L 125, 27.4.98, p.1.


O.J. No. L 318, 27.11.98, p.63.


O.J. No. L 38, 12.2.99, p.6.


O.J. No. L 168, 3.7.99, p.1.


O.J. No. L 328, 22.12.99, p.9.


O.J. No. L 100, 20.4.00, p.3.


O.J. No. L 148, 22.6.00, p.1.


Cmnd. 2586.

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