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The Conservation of Seals (Scotland) Order 2004

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Conservation of Seals (Scotland) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 4th September 2004.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Prohibition on killing, injuring or taking of seals

2.  The killing, injuring or taking of seals of the species known as–

(a)Phoca vitulina (common seals); and

(b)Halichoerus grypus (grey seals),

is prohibited in that area enclosed by a line beginning at a point on the coast of Scotland at Noss Head at 58°28.623'North latitude and 003°02.923'West longitude; then due east to the seaward limit of the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland; then in a generally southerly and easterly direction following the seaward limit of the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland to the point of intersection with a line drawn due north from the coast of Scotland at Troup Head at 57°41.652'North latitude and 002°17.744'West longitude; then due south to that point at Troup Head; then in a generally westerly and northerly direction, following the line of mean high water springs, to the point of beginning.

ALLAN WILSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

9th June 2004

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