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The Regulation of Scallop Dredges (Scotland) Order 2005

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2.  In this Order–

“belly rod” means a bar attached to the frame of the dredge which runs parallel to the tooth bar and from which most of the belly rings ultimately hang;

“column of back rings” means a line of single interconnecting rings where the rings at each end of the line are attached to flanking rings at the side of the back of the dredge;

“king scallops” mean scallops of the species Pecten maximus;

“lifting bar” means a bar or pipe at the rear of the dredge to which the belly rings and back rings are attached and used to tip the catch out of the dredge;

“row of belly rings” means a line of single interconnecting rings where the ring at one end of the line hangs from either the belly rod or from the main structure of the dredge perpendicular to the belly rod;

“row of back rings” means a line of single interconnecting rings on the upper surface of the dredge forming part of an array of rings attached to the net cover at the front, flanking rings at the sides and the lifting bar at the rear;

“row of flanking rings” means a line of single interconnecting rings attached to either side of the belly rings on the underside of a dredge and to the net cover and back rings on the top side;

“scallop dredge” means any appliance with a rigid framed mouth which is towed through the water and is manufactured, adapted, used or intended for use for the purpose of fishing for king scallops;

“tooth bar” means the bar to which are attached teeth, the ends of which point downwards and are dragged along the sea bed when the dredge is towed.

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