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The Regulation of Scallop Fishing (Scotland) Order 2017

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Requirement to install a functioning remote electronic monitoring system

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6.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), and for the purpose of securing that the restrictions in article 4 are not evaded, a remote electronic monitoring system must be installed on board any British fishing boat which deploys scallop dredges in the Scottish zone.

(2) A remote electronic monitoring system installed on board a fishing boat in accordance with paragraph (1) must be fully functional at all times.

(3) The requirement to install a functioning remote electronic monitoring system under this article does not apply to any British fishing boat which tows scallop dredges within the Scottish zone but which—

(a)is exempt from the restrictions in article 4 by virtue of article 5; or

(b)does so solely in that part of the Scottish zone which does not form part of—

(i)Scottish inshore waters; or

(ii)any other part of the territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Scotland.

(4) In this article, “remote electronic monitoring system” means a remote electronic monitoring system which includes—

(a)a control box or storage box which is capable of housing and storing software and data—

(i)consisting of recorded images from digital cameras and recorded data from winch sensors and a global positioning system device;

(ii)which is capable of storing a minimum of 1000 hours of recorded data; and

(iii)which automatically over-writes the recorded data when the maximum data capacity is reached;

(b)a minimum of 2 digital cameras, each of which—

(i)produces images of at least 1080 pixels per frame;

(ii)is capable of visually recording fishing and related activities, including all movements related to the setting and hauling of fishing gear; and

(iii)has a minimum IP Rating of IP66;

(c)winch sensors which are—

(i)connected to the winches by which fishing gear can be deployed;

(ii)activated when the winches are operated; and

(iii)linked to the digital cameras in such a way that clear recorded images from the point at which the winches are operated can be readily retrieved;

(d)a global positioning system device which automatically stores in the control box or storage box, at intervals of a least once every 10 seconds, the following information:—

(i)the fishing boat’s unique identifier;

(ii)the most recent geographical position of the fishing boat, using co-ordinates of latitude and longitude on the World Geodetic System 1984 Datum(1);

(iii)the date and time of the fixing of each geographical position of the fishing boat; and

(iv)the speed and course of the fishing boat at that time;

(e)a means of enabling the master to view the recorded data in real time on board the fishing boat on which the system is installed; and

(f)a means of allowing a British sea-fishery officer—

(i)from a position inside the wheelhouse of the fishing boat, to extract data held in the control box or storage box; and

(ii)to view recorded data on the system from a remote location.

(5) In paragraph (4)(b)(iii), “IP Rating” means ingress protection rating as defined in international standard IEC 60529, setting out degrees of protection by enclosures against harmful ingress of water(2).

(1)

The World Geodetic System 1984 Datum is defined at paragraph 2.1 of the United States National Imagery and Mapping Agency Technical Report TR8350.2, third edition, amendment 1 of 3rd January 2000 entitled “Department of Defense World Geodetic System 1984” (http://earth-info.nga.mil/GandG/publications/tr8350.2/wgs84fin.pdf).

(2)

Edition 2.2, International Electrotechnical Commission, 2013.

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