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The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures and Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2009

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By catch quota – skates and rays

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4.  A person in charge of a relevant fishing boat is guilty of an offence if––

(a)(i)the relevant fishing boat has an overall length of more than 15 metres; and

(ii)skates and rays (Rajidae) comprise more than 25% by live weight of the catch retained on board in contravention of Annex IA;

(b)catches of any of the following species are not reported separately in contravention of Annex IA:—

(i)cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus);

(ii)thornback ray (Raja clavata);

(iii)blonde ray (Raja brachyura);

(iv)spotted ray (Raja montagui);

(v)starry ray (Amblyraja radiata);

(vi)smalleyed ray (Raja microocellata);

(vii)sandy ray (Leucoraja circularis); and

(viii)shagreen ray (Leucoraja fullonica); or

(c)any of the following species are retained on board and are not promptly released unharmed to the extent practicable in contravention of Annex IA:—

(i)common skate (Dipturus batis);

(ii)Norwegian skate (Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis);

(iii)white skate (Rostroraja alba); and

(iv)undulate ray (Raja undulata).

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