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The Loch Ewe, Isle of Ewe, Wester Ross, Scallops Several Fishery Order 2015

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This Order confers on Scot-Hatch Limited (“the applicant”) for a period of 10 years the right of several fishery for scallops in part of Loch Ewe (article 3). The part of Loch Ewe to which the Order applies is described in the Schedule to the Order. The location of the area to which the Order applies is also shown on an indicative map, one copy of which is held in the principal office of Marine Scotland, Victoria Quay, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ and another of which is held by the applicant at No. 2, Isle-Ewe, Aultbea, Achnasheen IV22 2JW. A representation of the indicative map is appended to this note for illustrative purposes.

By virtue of section 2 of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967, article 3 of this Order confers on the applicant the exclusive right to deposit, propogate, fish for and take scallops within the area, subject to certain restrictions.

Article 4 of the Order requires the harvesting of scallops under the right of several fishery to be carried out manually by divers and restricts the deposit of juvenile scallops taken from outside the fishery within the boundaries of the fishery.

Article 5 of the Order specifies creels as implements of fishing the use of which is permitted within the fishery.

Article 6 of the Order prohibits the assignation or other transfer of the right of several fishery without the prior written consent of the Scottish Ministers.

Article 7 of the Order requires the limits of the area to be clearly marked and maintained on the bed and surface of the sea.

Article 8 provides that the effect of the Order does not prejudicially affect the rights of the Crown.

Article 9 revokes the Loch Ewe, Isle of Ewe, Wester Ross, Scallops Several Fishery Order 1997 and the Loch Ewe, Isle of Ewe, Wester Ross, Scallops Several Fishery (Variation) Order 2002.

A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared in relation to this Order and placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Copies may be obtained from the Scottish Government, Marine Scotland, Victoria Quay, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ and online at www.legislation.gov.uk.

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