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The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing and Fishing Methods) (Scotland) Order 2004

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Prohibition of fishing for shrimps

10.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, fishing for shrimps (Crangon crangon and Crangon allmani) by beam trawl or otter trawl in the area described in paragraph (3) below is prohibited.

(2) Paragraph (1) hereof shall not apply–

(a)in the case of fishing by beam trawl, where the length of the beam, or where more than one beam is used at the same time by the same vessel the combined lengths of those beams, is 6 metres or less, or

(b)in the case of fishing by otter trawl, where the length of the headline is 6 metres or less.

(3) The area referred to in paragraph (1) above means that part of Scottish inshore waters adjacent to the coast of Scotland between, in the west, a point at 54°52'.35 North latitude and 3°35'.60 West longitude (hereafter “Southerness Point”) and, in the east, the border with England and lying to the east of a straight line drawn from Southerness Point in a direction of 184.5° true, but excluding from that area any waters which are nearer to any point on the coast of England than to any point on the coast of Scotland.

(4) In this article, “length” in relation to a beam shall be measured between its extremities including all attachments thereto.

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