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The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2010

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2.—(1) In this Order—

“British sea-fishery officer” has the same meaning as in section 7 of the Sea Fisheries Act 1968(1);

“cod recovery zone” means the geographical areas specified in paragraph 2 of Annex I to Regulation 1342/2008 and referred to in Annex IIA to Regulation 23/2010;

“Control Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No. 847/96, (EC) No. 2371/2002, (EC) No. 811/2004, (EC) No. 768/2005, (EC) No. 2115/2005, (EC) No. 2166/2005, (EC) No. 388/2006, (EC) No. 509/2007, (EC) No. 676/2007, (EC) No. 1098/2007, (EC) No. 1300/2008, (EC) No. 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No. 2847/93, (EC) No. 1627/94 and (EC) No. 1966/2006(2);

“day” has the same meaning as in Article 4 of Regulation 1342/2008;

“equivalent provision” means any provision in any other Order made under section 30(2) of the Fisheries Act 1981 for the purposes of implementing Annex IIA to Regulation 23/2010 or Article 27, 29 or 30 of the Control Regulation, which extends to any part of the United Kingdom and has equivalent effect to a provision in this Order, proceedings in respect of which may be commenced in any place in the United Kingdom by virtue of section 30(2A) of the Fisheries Act 1981;

“EU fishing boat” means a Community fishing vessel as defined in Article 3(d) of Regulation 2371/2002, other than a Scottish fishing boat;

“fishery product” includes fish;

“logbook” has the same meaning as in Article 6 of Regulation 2847/93 (as read with Regulation 2807/83) and for the purposes of this Order, any reference to a logbook, declaration or document includes, in addition to a logbook, declaration or document in writing any—

(a)

map, plan, graph or drawing;

(b)

photograph;

(c)

data, however reproduced, communicated via a satellite-based vessel monitoring system established under Article 9 of the Control Regulation;

(d)

data, however reproduced, communicated to a fisheries monitoring centre established under Article 9(7) of the Control Regulation;

(e)

disk, tape, sound track or other device on which sounds or other data (not being visual images) are recorded so as to be capable (with or without the aid of some other equipment) of being reproduced therefrom; and

(f)

film (including microfilm), negative, tape, disk or other device on which one or more visual images are recorded so as to be capable (with or without the aid of some other equipment) of being reproduced therefrom;

“person in charge” means the master, owner or charterer or the agent of the master, owner or charterer;

“regulated gear” means any gear within a grouping of fishing gears specified in paragraph 1 of Annex I to Regulation 1342/2008 and referred to in Annex IIA to Regulation 23/2010;

“Regulation 2807/83” means Commission Regulation (EEC) 2807/83 of 22 September 1983 laying down detailed rules for recording information on Member States’ catches of fish(3);

“Regulation 2847/93” means Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy(4);

“Regulation 2371/2002” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002 of 20 December 2002 on the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources under the Common Fisheries Policy(5);

“Regulation 1342/2008” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1342/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 423/2004(6);

“Regulation 23/2010” means Council Regulation (EU) No. 23/2010 of 14 January 2010 fixing for 2010 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in EU waters and, for EU vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required and amending Regulations (EC) No. 1359/2008, (EC) No. 754/2009, (EC) No. 1226/2009 and (EC) No. 1287/2009(7);

“Regulation 237/2010” means Commission Regulation (EU) No. 237/2010 of 22 March 2010 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1342/2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks(8);

“relevant fishing boat” means—

(a)

a Scottish fishing boat wherever it may be; and

(b)

an EU fishing boat within the Scottish zone,

provided it has an overall length of 10 metres or more;

“relevant offence” means an offence under article 4 or 5 of this Order, or under any equivalent provision;

“Scotland” and “the Scottish zone” have the same meaning as in section 126(1) of the Scotland Act 1998(9);

“Scottish fishing boat” means a fishing vessel which is registered in the register maintained under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995(10) and whose entry in the register specifies a port in Scotland as the port to which the vessel is to be treated as belonging.

(2) In this Order, any reference to a—

(a)numbered article is, except where otherwise indicated, a reference to the article so numbered in this Order; and

(b)numbered paragraph is, except where otherwise indicated, a reference to the paragraph so numbered in the article in which it appears in this Order.

(3) Any information provided to any authority for the purpose of any provision of this Order is to be treated as also provided for the purpose of any equivalent provision.

(4) Any expressions used in this Order that appear in the Control Regulation or Regulations 1342/2008 and 23/2010, and which are not defined in this Order, have the same meaning in this Order as in those Regulations.

(1)

1968 c.77; section 7 is relevantly amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 1999, Schedule 2, paragraph 48(3); the Fisheries Act 1981, section 46(2) and the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c.23), section 239.

(2)

O.J. No. L 343, 22.12.09, p.1. The Control Regulation replaces Regulation 2847/93, although some of its provisions come into force in stages (either on specific dates or pending implementation of EU detailed rules).

(3)

O.J. No. L 276, 10.10.83, p.1 as corrected by a Corrigendum published in O.J. No. L 353, 15.12.83, p.21 and as amended by Act of Accession of Spain and Portugal, O.J. No. L 302, 15.11.85, p.23; Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 473/89, O.J. No. L 53, 25.2.89, p.34; Act of Accession of Austria, Sweden and Finland, O.J. No. C241, 29.8.94, p.21 (adapted by Council Decision 95/1/EC, Euratom, ECSC, O.J. No. L 1, 1.1.95, p.1); Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 2945/95, O.J. No. L 308, 21.12.95, p.18; Commission Regulation (EC) No. 395/98, O.J. No. L 50, 20.2.98, p.17; Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1488/98, O.J. No. L 196, 14.7.98, p.3; Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2737/1999, O.J. No. L 328, 22.12.99, p.54 (corrected by two Corrigenda, published in O.J. No. L 12, 18.1.00, p.36 and O.J. No. L 29, 4.2.00, p.38); Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1965/2001, O.J. No. L 268, 9.10.01, p.23; Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1804/2005, O.J. No. L 290, 4.11.05, p.10 and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 409/2009, O.J. No. L 123, 19.5.09, p.78.

(4)

O.J. No. L 261, 20.10.93, p.1 as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 2870/95, O.J. No. L 301, 14.12.95, p.1; Council Decision 95/528/EC, O.J. No. L 301, 14.12.95, p.35 (corrected by a Corrigendum published in O.J. No. L 302, 15.12.95, p.45); Council Regulation (EC) No. 2489/96, O.J. No. L 338, 28.12.96, p.12; Council Regulation (EC) No. 686/97, O.J. No. L 102, 19.4.97, p.1; Council Regulation (EC) No. 2205/97, O.J. No. L 304, 7.11.97, p.1; Council Regulation (EC) No. 2635/97, O.J. No. L 356, 31.12.97, p.14; Council Regulation (EC) No. 2846/98, O.J. No. L 358, 31.12.98, p.5 (corrected by a Corrigendum published in O.J. No. L 105, 22.4.99, p.32); Council Regulation (EC) No. 806/2003, O.J. No. L 122, 16.5.03, p.1; Council Regulation (EC) No. 1954/2003, O.J. No. L 289, 7.11.03, p.1; Council Regulation (EC) No. 768/2005, O.J. No. L 128, 21.5.05, p.1; Council Regulation (EC) No. 1967/2006, O.J. No. L 409, 30.12.06, p.11 (corrected by a Corrigendum published in O.J. No. L 36, 8.2.07, p.6); Council Regulation (EC) No. 1098/2007, O.J. No. L 248, 22.9.07, p.1; Council Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2008, O.J. No. L 286, 29.10.08, p.1; Council Regulation (EC) No. 1006/2008, O.J. No. L 286, 29.10.08, p.33 and as read with Article 20, and modified by Articles 28 and 29, of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1342/2008, O.J. No. L 348, 24.12.08, p.20. With the exception of certain provisions, including Articles 6, 8, 11 and 13, Regulation 2847/93 has been repealed by Article 122(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009, O.J. No. L 343, 22.12.09, p.1.

(5)

O.J. No. L 358, 31.12.02, p.59 as corrected by a Corrigendum published in O.J. No. L 240, 10.7.04, p.17 and as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 865/2007, O.J. No. L 192, 24.7.07, p.1 and Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009, O.J. No. L 343, 22.12.09, p.1.

(6)

O.J. No. L 348, 24.12.08, p.20 as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009, O.J. No. L 343, 22.12.09, p.1.

(7)

O.J. No. L 21, 26.1.10, p.1 as corrected by a Corrigendum published in O.J. No. L 24, 28.1.10, p.14, which re-numbers the Regulation from Council Regulation (EU) No. 23/2010 to Council Regulation (EU) No. 53/2010, and as amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 219/2010, O.J. No. L 71, 19.3.10, p.1.

(8)

O.J. No. L 75, 23.3.10, p.2.

(9)

The sea within British fishery limits (that is, the limits set by or under section 1 of the Fishery Limits Act 1976 (c.86)) which is adjacent to Scotland is determined by the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1126).

(10)

1995 c.21.

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