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The Assynt – Coigach Area Protection Order 2004

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Assynt – Coigach Area Protection Order 2004 and shall come into force on 4th June 2004.

(2) This Order shall cease to have effect on 7th October 2006.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

“freshwater fish” has the same meaning as in section 24(1) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951(1); and

“the map” means the map marked “Area of the Assynt – Coigach Area Protection Order 2004”, signed on behalf of the Scottish Ministers and deposited in the office of the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department, Pentland House, Robb’s Loan, Edinburgh.

Prohibition of fishing

3.  Fishing for, or taking, freshwater fish in the inland waters in the area prescribed in article 4 without legal right or without written permission from a person having such right is prohibited.

Prescribed area

4.  The prescribed area, which lies in Highland Region, is the catchment areas of–

(a)all rivers which enter the sea on the west coast of Scotland between, in the north, a point immediately to the south of the Unapool Burn where it enters the sea and, in the south, a point immediately to the south of the River Runnie where it enters the sea; and

(b)all rivers which enter the sea on the east coast of Scotland between, in the north, a point immediately to the north of the River Oykel where it enters the sea and, in the south, a point immediately to the south of the River Oykel where it enters the sea,

in so far as those catchment areas lie within the area delineated by a continuous blue line on the map.

GORDON BROWN

A member of staff of the Scottish Ministers

Pentland House, Edinburgh

3rd June 2004

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