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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 213: Orders prohibiting the taking and sale of certain lobsters

542.The amendments allow the Secretary of State (or, as the case may be, the Welsh Ministers) to make an order to introduce protection for lobsters under section 17(3) independently of any other devolved administration. Each administration will be able to act alone. At present Scottish Ministers may act alone to make an order for Scotland. However the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers must act jointly with the Secretary of State for Scotland to make orders for England and Wales. This difference in procedure between the administrations is a consequence of devolution and of subsequent amendments to section 17. The amendment extends to England, Wales and Scotland.

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