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Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984

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9Interpretation

(1)In this Act—

  • "British fishing boat" means a fishing boat which is registered in the United Kingdom, exempted from registration by regulations under section 373 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 or owned wholly by a person who is (within the meaning of that Act) a person qualified to own a British ship ;

  • " fishing boat" means any vessel which is for the time being employed in sea fishing;

  • "master" includes, in relation to any fishing boat, the person for the time being in command or charge of the boat;

  • " miles " means international nautical miles of 1,852 metres ;

  • " Scottish inshore waters " means the sea adjacent to the coast of Scotland and to the landward of a limit of six miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, up to the mean high-water mark of ordinary spring tides ;

  • " sea fish " means fish of any kind found in the sea, including shellfish, salmon and migratory trout.

(2)Orders under section 1 or 2 of this Act shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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