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(1)The Ministers may, [F1whenever it appears to them necessary or expedient], by order make provision for regulating the conduct of, and safeguarding, fishing operations and operations ancillary thereto, including provision with respect to the identification and marking of fishing boats and fishing gear.
(2)The provisions of any order under subsection (1) above shall, except as provided by the order, apply—
F4[(b)to all Scottish or foreign fishing boats, and things done by such boats and their crews, in waters within relevant British fishery limits]
(3)The Ministers may by order make such provision as is mentioned in subsection (1) above with respect to foreign fishing boats which, in pursuance of an arrangement for the time being in force between Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and the government of any other country, enter [F5relevant][F6British fishery limits] for the purpose of carrying on fishing operations or operations ancillary thereto, including provisions regulating the movement of those boats within those limits.
(4)Where a provision of an order under this section is not complied with in the case of a fishing boat or its crew, any person prescribed by the order in relation to that provision, being one or more of the following, that is to say the master, the owner, and the charterer, if any, shall be liable on summary conviction [F7to [F8the statutory amount]][F9or on conviction on indictment to a fine].
(5)The provisions of any order under this section shall be taken to be in addition to and not to derogate from the provisions of any other enactment or any instrument made under any other enactment.
[F10(6)This section has effect in relation to Scotland with the following modifications–
(a)in subsection (2)(a), for “relevant British fishing boats” there is substituted “Scottish fishing boats”;
(b)in subsection (2)(b)–
(i)for “Scottish” there is substituted “relevant British”; and
(ii)for “relevant British fishery limits” there is substituted “the Scottish zone”; and
(c)in subsection (3) for “relevant British fishery limits” there is substituted “the Scottish zone”.]
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