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The Regulation of Scallop Dredges (Scotland) Order 2005

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Regulation of scallop dredges

3.—(1) No Scottish fishing boat or relevant British fishing boat shall carry or tow a scallop dredge within the Scottish zone unless the dredge complies with paragraph (2).

(2) A dredge complies with this paragraph if–

(a)it does not–

(i)measure more than 86.5 centimetres or less than 60 centimetres in breadth in any part;

(ii)have more than one row of flanking rings hanging from either side of the dredge perpendicular to the rings which hang from the belly rod; and

(iii)have any tooth on the tooth bar which measures more than 22 millimetres;

(b)where the dredge–

(i)measures 80 centimetres or more in breadth in any part, it does not have–

(aa)more than 8 rows of belly rings hanging from the belly rod;

(bb)fewer than 5 columns or more than 8 rows of back rings hanging from the lifting bar;

(cc)more than 9 teeth on the tooth bar, where each of the teeth measure 12 millimetres or less; or

(dd)more than 8 teeth on the tooth bar, where any tooth measures more than 12 millimetres;

(ii)does not measure 80 centimetres or more in breadth in any part, it does not have–

(aa)more than 6 rows of belly rings hanging from the belly rod;

(bb)fewer than 5 columns or more than 6 rows of back rings hanging from the lifting bar;

(cc)more than 7 teeth on the tooth bar, where each of the teeth measure 12 millimetres or less; or

(dd)more than 6 teeth on the tooth bar, where any tooth measures more than 12 millimetres.

(3) For the purposes of this article the measurement of a tooth shall be its maximum width measured in the direction of the line of the tooth bar.

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