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The Sea Fishing (Points for Masters of Fishing Boats) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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Allocation of points in respect of UK convictions

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7.—(1) If a master of a Scottish fishing boat is convicted of a serious infringement by a Scottish court, the Scottish Ministers must, within 7 days of the date that they become aware of the conviction—

(a)allocate to the master the points relating to the serious infringement;

(b)notify the master of the allocation of points; and

(c)notify the Marine Management Organisation of the allocation of points .

(2) If a master of a Scottish fishing boat is convicted of a serious infringement by a court in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, the Scottish Ministers must, within 7 days of receiving notification of the conviction from the prosecuting authority—

(a)allocate to the master the points relating to the serious infringement;

(b)notify the master of the allocation of points; and

(c)notify the Marine Management Organisation of the allocation of points .

(3) In this regulation and in regulation 8, “the points relating to the serious infringement” are the points assignable in relation to the serious infringement under Article 126 of and Annex XXX to the Implementing Regulation which, for the purposes of these Regulations, is deemed to apply to serious infringements by masters.

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