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The Regulation of Scallop Fishing (Scotland) Order 2017

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Prescribed minimum size for landing king scallops

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3.—(1) For the purposes of section 1(1) of the Act (which prohibits the landing in Scotland of any sea fish of any description, which does not meet such requirements as to size as may be prescribed in relation to sea fish of that description), in relation to landing in any part of Scotland apart from the areas of coast specified in paragraph (2), there is prescribed as the minimum size in relation to sea fish of the description of king scallop a size of 105 millimetres.

(2) The specified areas of coast are—

(a)the west coast of mainland Scotland south of 55 degrees north latitude, lying adjacent to ICES Division VIIa; and

(b)the coast of the islands of the Shetland Islands.

(3) Landing from foreign fishing boats is exempted from the prohibition imposed by section 1(1) of the Act as read with paragraph (1).

(4) For the purposes of this article, the size of a scallop is measurable in accordance with paragraph 6 of Annex XIII to Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms(1).

(5) In this article—

(a)“foreign fishing boat” means any fishing boat other than a British fishing boat; and

(b)“ICES Division” means a statistical division of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea(2).

(1)

OJ L 125, 27.4.1998, p.1; as last amended by Regulation (EU) 2015/812 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulations (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 2187/2005, (EC) No 1967/2006, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 254/2002, (EC) No 2347/2002 and (EC) No 1224/2009, and Regulations (EU) No 1379/2013 and (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards the landing obligation, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1434/98 (OJ L 133, 29.05.2015 p.1).

(2)

Cmnd. 2586.

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