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

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Prohibition of method of fishing

3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), fishing–

(a)by any Scottish fishing boat wherever it may be; or

(b)by any relevant British fishing boat within the Scottish zone,

with any trawl other than a single trawl is prohibited.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply–

(a)to any beam trawler;

(b)to fishing with a trawl having a mesh size of not less than 80 millimetres in the Fladen area;

(c)to fishing with a trawl having a mesh size of not less than 80 millimetres–

(i)in ICES VI south of a line drawn westwards from the east coast of the Sound of Jura at 56° north latitude (West of Scotland);

(ii)in ICES VII (Irish Sea, West of Ireland and Porcupine Bank, South Coast of Ireland, Bristol Channel and English Channel); or

(iii)in ICES IV south of a line drawn eastwards from the east coast of England at 53° north latitude; and

(d)to fishing with any trawl having a mesh size of 100 millimetres or more.

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