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The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2012

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2.—(1) In this Order—

“creel” means a basket, small cage, pot, receptacle or container with one or more openings or entrances, which may be baited and is placed on the seabed for the purpose of catching shellfish and crustacea;

“ICES statistical rectangle” followed by numerals with a letter is a reference to whichever of the statistical sub-areas and divisions of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea(1) is identified therein by those numerals and that letter;

“relevant British fishing boat” means a fishing boat which is not a Scottish fishing boat and which either is registered in the United Kingdom under Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995(2) or is owned wholly by persons qualified to own British ships for the purposes of that Part of that Act;

“scallop dredge” means an 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 of the species Pecten maximus;

“Scotland” and “the Scottish zone” have the same meaning as in section 126(1) of the Scotland Act 1998(3);

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

“trawl” means a demersal trawl, Danish seine or similar towed net.

(2) For the purposes of this Order, a trawl is deemed to have been used for the purpose of fishing for Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus) if the catch retained on board that boat meets the minimum percentage of target species specified for Norway lobster in respect of towed gears of mesh size range 80 to 99 millimetres in Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms(4).

(1)

Cmnd. 2586.

(3)

1998 c.46. 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).

(4)

OJ L 125, 27.4.98, p.1, as last amended by Regulation (EU) No 579/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 165, 24.6.11, p.1); Annex I was relevantly amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 308/1999 (OJ L 38, 12.2.99, p.6).

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