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PART 1Introduction

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Fisheries (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019.

(2) These Regulations come into force as follows—

(a)Parts 1 and 2 come into force on 28 March 2019,

(b)Part 3 comes into force on exit day.

PART 2Amendments to Out of Date References in Subordinate Legislation

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000

2.—(1) The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)for the definition of “the Council Regulation”, substitute—

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms(2), as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 2015/812(3);,

(ii)omit the definition of “Regulation 2847/93”,

(iii)in the definition of “Regulation 894/97”, for “amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1239/98” substitute “last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 809/2007(4)”,

(iv)in the definition of “Regulation 2056/2001”, at the end insert “, as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1897(5)”,

(v)in the definition of “Regulation 254/2002”, at the end insert “, as corrected by Corrigendum to Regulation 254/2002(6) and amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 2015/812(7)”,

(vi)after the definition of “Regulation 254/2002”, insert—

“Regulation 1224/2009” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Union control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No. 847/96, (EC) No. 2371/2002, (EC) No. 811/2004, (EC) No. 768/2005, (EC) No. 2115/2005, (EC) No. 2166/2005, (EC) No. 388/2006, (EC) No. 509/2007, (EC) No. 676/2007, (EC) No. 1098/2007, (EC) No. 1300/2008, (EC) No. 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No. 2847/93, (EC) No. 1627/94 and (EC) No. 1966/2006(8), as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 2015/812(9);,

(b)in paragraph (2)(c), for “Article 3.1 of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 9.1 of Regulation 1224/2009”.

(3) In article 12—

(a)for paragraph (1) substitute—

(1) Any—

(a)logbook kept under Article 14 or 15;

(b)declaration submitted under Article 21, 22, 23 or 24;

(c)effort report completed under Article 28;

(d)document drawn up under Article 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67 or 68; and

(e)document containing required information received by a fisheries monitoring centre established under Article 9.7,

of Regulation 1224/2009 may, in any proceedings for a relevant offence, be received in evidence without being produced or sworn to by any witness and shall be sufficient evidence of the matters stated therein.,

(b)in paragraph (2), for “Article 3.1 of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 9.1 of Regulation 1224/2009”.

(4) In the schedule, in Entry II (the Council Regulation)—

(a)in entry 2, in column 2, for “Article 6 of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Articles 14 and 15 of Regulation 1224/2009”,

(b)in entry 13, in column 1, omit “and 35”,

(c)omit entry 19,

(d)in entry 24, in column 2, for “Article 20(1) of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 47 of Regulation 1224/2009”,

(e)in entry 27, in column 2, for “Article 20(1) of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 47 of Regulation 1224/2009”,

(f)in entry 28, in column 1, omit “, as read with Article 41”,

(g)omit entries 30, 32 and 35,

(h)in entry 37, in column 2, for “Article 20(1) of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 47 of Regulation 1224/2009”.

The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Order 2000

3.—(1) The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Order 2000(10) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2(1), for the definition of “the Council Regulation”, substitute—

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms(11), as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 812/2015(12);.

The Shrimp Fishing Nets (Scotland) Order 2004

4.—(1) The Shrimp Fishing Nets (Scotland) Order 2004(13) is amended as follows.

(2) For article 2(2), substitute—

(2) For the purposes of this Order, the mesh of a net or netting shall be measured in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No. 517/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 850/98 as regards the determination of the mesh size and assessing the thickness of twine of fishing nets(14)..

The Sea Fishing (Prohibition on the Removal of Shark Fins) (Scotland) Order 2007

5.—(1) The Sea Fishing (Prohibition on the Removal of Shark Fins) (Scotland) Order 2007(15) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2(1), in the definition of “the Regulation”, at the end insert “, as amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 605/2013(16)”.

The Sea Fishing (Transitional EU Technical Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order 2010

6.—(1) The Sea Fishing (Transitional EU Technical Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order 2010(17) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)in the definition of “EU technical conservation measure”, for “Annex III to the Council Regulation” substitute “Regulation 850/98”,

(ii)in the definition of “logbook”, for “Article 6 of Regulation 2847/93 (as read with Regulation 2807/83)” substitute “Articles 14 and 15 of Regulation 1224/2009”,

(iii)after the definition of “person in charge”, insert—

“Regulation 850/98” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms(18), as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 2015/812(19);,

(iv)omit the definition of “Regulation 2807/83”,

(v)omit the definition of “Regulation 2847/93”,

(vi)in the definition of “Regulation 1224/2009” at the end insert “, as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 2015/812(20)”,

(vii)after the definition of “Regulation 1224/2009”, insert—

“Regulation 404/2011” means Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 404/2011 of 8 April 2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy(21), as last amended by Council Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1962(22);,

(viii)omit the definition of “Regulation 1288/2009”,

(ix)omit the definition of “the Council Regulation”,

(b)in paragraph (2)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (b), omit “, except where specified as a numbered paragraph of an Annex to the Council Regulation,”,

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (c), omit “and”,

(iii)omit sub-paragraph (d),

(c)omit paragraph (5).

(3) In article 3(2), for “paragraph 9.10 of Annex III” substitute “Article 34b(9) of Regulation 850/98”.

(4) In article 8(3), for “paragraph 9.8 of Annex III” substitute “Article 34b(7) of Regulation 850/98”.

(5) In article 12(1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a), for “Article 6 of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 14 of Regulation 1224/2009”,

(b)in sub-paragraph (b), for “Article 8(1) of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 23 of Regulation 1224/2009”,

(c)in sub-paragraph (c), for “Article 11 of Regulation 2847/93” substitute “Article 21 of Regulation 1224/2009”.

(6) In schedule 1—

(a)in column 1—

(i)for the heading substitute, “Provision(s) of Regulation 850/98”,

(ii)for entry 1, substitute “Article 20a”,

(iii)for entry 2, substitute “Annex IV”,

(iv)for entry 3, substitute “Article 29a”,

(v)for entry 4, substitute “Article 29c”,

(vi)for entry 5, substitute “Article 19a”,

(vii)for entry 7, substitute “Article 29e”,

(viii)for entry 8, substitute “Article 29f(2)”,

(ix)for entry 9, substitute “Article 29f(1)”,

(x)for entry 10, substitute “Article 29f(5)”,

(xi)for entry 11, substitute “Article 34a(1) as read with Article 34a(2)”,

(xii)for entry 12, substitute “Article 34b(1) as read with Article 34b(2)”,

(xiii)for entry 13, substitute “Article 34b(5) as read with Article 34b(2)”,

(xiv)for entry 14, substitute “Article 34b(4)”,

(xv)for entry 15, substitute “Article 34b(6) and Article 34b(8)”,

(xvi)for entry 16, substitute “Article 34b(9)”,

(xvii)for entry 17, substitute “Article 34b(10) as read with Article 34b(2)”,

(xviii)for entry 18, substitute “Articles 34d and 34e”,

(xix)for entry 19, substitute “Article 34e(4) to (7)”,

(xx)for entry 20, substitute “Article 34d(2)”,

(xxi)for entry 21, substitute “Annex XII”,

(xxii)for entry 22, substitute “Annex XII”,

(b)in column 2, in entry 13, for “paragraph 9.4(a) and (b) of Annex III” substitute “Article 34b(2) of Regulation 850/98”,

(c)omit entry 6.

PART 3Other Amendments to Subordinate Legislation (EU Exit)

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000

7.—(1) The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000(23) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 3(2) for “Articles 19.1, 26.1 or 36 of the Council Regulation” substitute “Article 19.1 or 26.1 of the Council Regulation”.

(3) In the schedule, in Entry II (the Council Regulation)—

(a)in entry 20, in column 1, for “Article 25.2 and 25.3” substitute “Article 25.3”,

(b)omit entries 25 and 25A,

(c)omit entries 33 and 34,

(d)omit entries 36 and 37.

The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Order 2000

8.—(1) The Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Scotland) Order 2000(24) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2(1)—

(a)in the definition of “equivalent order”, for “an enforceable EU restriction” substitute “a retained EU restriction”,

(b)after the definition of “Regulation 43/2009”, insert—

“retained EU restriction” means a restriction that—

(a)

was created or arose by or under the EU Treaties (within the meaning of schedule 1 of the Interpretation Act 1978(25)) before exit day (within the meaning of section 20(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018), and

(b)

forms part of retained EU law (within the meaning of section 6(7) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018),

as modified from time to time;..

FERGUS EWING

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

21st February 2019

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