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

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SCHEDULE 2PROHIBITION OF FISHING FOR SEA FISH WITH CREELS

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ItemArea within which prohibition appliesPeriod of prohibition of fishing with creels (all dates inclusive)Fishing boats excepted from prohibition
1.The Flannan Isles, being the area within 6 miles of the mean high water mark of ordinary spring tides.1st January to 31st March and 1st to 31st December in each year.
2.Bragar to Dell, being the area within 2 miles of the mean high water mark of ordinary spring tides, bounded at the northern end by a line drawn from a point on Lewis at 58°28'.75 North latitude and 6°19'.8 West longitude (Aird Dell) at a bearing of 315° true, and at the southern end by a line drawn from a point on Lewis at 58°21'.3 North latitude and 6°38'.95 West longitude (Aird Mhor Braghair) at a bearing of 315° true.1st July to 30th September in each year.
3.North of Rona, being the sea area within a straight line drawn from a point at 57°44' North latitude and 06°03' West longitude to a point west of Longa Island at 57°44' North latitude and 05°52' West longitude; thence in a straight southerly direction to a point at 57°40' North latitude and 5°52' West longitude; thence in a straight westerly direction to a point at 57°40' North latitude and 05°57'.6 West longitude; thence in a southerly direction to a point at 57°35' North latitude and 5°58'.5 West longitude (Sgeir Shuas); thence in a straight westerly direction to a point at 57°35' North latitude and 06°03' West longitude and thence in a straight northerly direction to the point of beginning.1st January to 31st December in each year.
4.Northern Barra, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist and Harris, being the area within the following boundaries: from a point on the west of Barra at 57° North latitude and 07°30'.9 West longitude travelling in a westerly direction at a bearing of 270° true to the point of the limit of 6 miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured (the southern boundary); from 57° North latitude and 07°30'.9 West longitude northwards along the west coast of Barra to a point at 57°03'.5 North latitude and 07°27'.3 West longitude and then in a straight northerly line to 57°07'.9 North latitude and 07°24'.6 West longitude then in a northerly direction along the west coast of South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist to a point at 57°39'.5 North latitude and 07°29'.5 West longitude then in a straight north easterly line to a point on the Island of Pabbay at 57°46'.2 North latitude and 07°15'.9 West longitude then northwards along the north west coast of that Island to a point at 57°47' North latitude and 07°14'.35 West longitude then in a straight north easterly line to a point at 57°50'.25 North latitude and 07°07'.95 West longitude then northwards along the west coast of Harris to a point at 58° North latitude and 07°05'.5 West longitude (the eastern boundary); from Harris Shore at 58° North latitude and 07°05'.5 West longitude travelling in a westerly direction at a bearing of 270° true to the point of the limit of 6 miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured (the northern boundary); from the most westerly point on that boundary described above and referred to as the northern boundary travelling in a southerly direction, maintaining a distance of 6 miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, until joining the most westerly point on that boundary described above and referred to as the southern boundary (the western boundary).1st January to 31st March in each year and 1st November to 31st December in each year.
5.Luce Bay, being the area bounded by a straight line drawn from a point on the mainland at 54°38'.05 North latitude and 04°51'.3 West longitude (Mull of Galloway) to a point on the mainland at 54°40'.6 North latitude and 04°23'.45 West longitude (Burrow Head).1st January to 31st December in each year.Fishing boats of a registered length of 12 metres and less.
6.Wigtown Bay, being the area bounded by a straight line drawn from a point on the mainland at 54°40'.66 North latitude and 04°23'.62 West longitude (Burrow Head) and 54°46'.28 North latitude and 03°57'.91 West longitude (Abbey Head).1st January to 31st December in each year.Fishing boats of a registered length of 12 metres and less.

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