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

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2.—(1) In this Order–

“creel” means a basket, cage, pot, receptacle or container with one or more openings or entrances which may be baited and is placed on the seabed for the purpose of catching shellfish;

“a parlour creel” means a creel covered by netting which has at least two compartments, entry to one or more of which is likely to be gained only through an internal connection from another compartment;

“sea fish” does not include salmon or migratory trout;

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

“size” in relation to a lobster, means the length of the carapace parallel to the midline, from the back of either eye socket to the distal edge of the carapace;

“suction dredging” means the raising from the seabed of material, fish and shellfish with gear involving the use of a solids pump or air lift, or water jets to dig into the sea bottom; and “suction dredge” shall be construed accordingly.

(2) Any reference in this Order to a numbered column in a numbered Schedule is a reference to the column so numbered in the Schedule so numbered to this Order.

(3) The periods of prohibition specified in column 3 and, where appropriate, the additional periods of prohibition, excepted methods of fishing for sea fish, periods of exception and excepted fishing boats specified, as the case may be, in columns 4, 5 and 6 of Schedules 1, 2 and 3 are so specified for the purposes of articles 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 of this Order in relation to the areas specified in column 2 of the said Schedules opposite to which they appear.

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