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The Tweed Regulation Order 2007

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Regulation of bag nets, fly nets or other stake nets

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8.  All bag nets, fly nets or other stake nets set or placed beyond the estuary limits of any river in the district shall be subject to the following provisions–

(a)the nets used in the formation and construction of such fly nets or other stake nets and of the leaders of such bag nets shall be extended evenly so that the meshes of such nets shall be stretched to their full opening;

(b)every fly net or other stake net shall be placed and constructed so that clear openings for the free passage of salmon can be made in the traps or chambers of the net;

(c)in every fly net or other stake net there shall be made and kept free from obstruction during the weekly close time a clear opening of at least 90 cm in width from the bottom to the top of the traps or chambers of such nets, so as to allow the free passage of salmon during the whole period of the weekly close time;

(d)every bag net shall be placed and constructed so that the netting of the leaders can be raised and kept out of the water; and it shall be so raised and kept out of the water during the whole period of the weekly close time;

(e)the leader of any bag net, fly net or other stake net shall not exceed 300 m in length; and

(f)the nets used in the formation and construction of bag nets, fly nets or other stake nets shall not comprise monofilament netting.

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