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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 202: Power to make orders as to fisheries for shellfish

520.Section 1(1) is amended to allow for orders to be made in relation to all types of shellfish including those not already listed in subsection (1) of that section, without the present requirement for regulations to be made each time the Secretary of State (or, as the case may be, the Welsh Ministers) wishes to add a new type of shellfish to the list. The amendment extends to England and Wales only.

521.As a consequence of amending section 1(1), section 15(2) of the Sea Fisheries Act 1968 is repealed.

522.Section 1(4) is repealed. This removes the need for the Crown Estate or representatives of the Duchy of Cornwall or the Duchy of Lancaster to consent to the making of a several or regulating order. The amendment extends to England and Wales only.

523.Paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 is amended so that it requires the appropriate Minister to have regard to the powers and duties of the Crown Estate Commissioners under the Crown Estate Act 1961 when making a several or regulating order in relation to a part of the sea shore belonging to the Crown Estate. The Duchies, and other landowners affected by the creation of an order, remain statutory consultees. The amendment extends to England and Wales only.

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