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The Conservation of Salmon (River Annan Salmon Fishery District) (Scotland) Regulations 2012

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1.  These Regulations—

(a)may be cited as the Conservation of Salmon (River Annan Salmon Fishery District) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and come into force on 25th February 2012;

(b)apply throughout the River Annan Salmon Fishery District(1); and

(c)cease to have effect at 23:59 hours on 24th February 2017.

Prohibition against retention of salmon

2.—(1) No person may retain any salmon caught by rod and line.

(2) In this regulation—

“retain” means failing to return a fish at once to the river or other water from which it came and with the least possible injury; and

“salmon” means fish of the species Salmo salar (commonly known as salmon) or any part of any such fish and excludes migratory fish of the species Salmo trutta (commonly known as sea trout) or any part of any such fish.

Specification of prohibited baits

3.—(1) It is prohibited to use organic bait to fish for salmon for the purposes of the definition of “rod and line” in section 4 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003.

(2) In this regulation, “organic bait” means bait made up in whole or in part, of worms, shrimps or prawns.

Restriction on fishing

4.  No person may fish for salmon with a hook other than a single set of hooks without barbs.

Periods during which prohibitions apply

5.  The prohibitions in regulations 2(1), 3(1) and 4 apply during the period 25th February to 31st May, both dates inclusive, in each year.

STEWART STEVENSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

12th January 2012

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