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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 216: Roe etc

554.This section amends section 2 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975. Section 2(1) prohibits the use of roe (fish eggs) and the buying, sale or possession of salmon or trout roe, for the purpose of fishing for salmon, trout or freshwater fish.

555.Section 2(1)(a) is amended by extending the prohibition on the use of roe for the purpose of fishing to lampreys, smelt, shad, and to any other specified fish (by order under new section 40A). This section amends section 2(1)(b) to cover the buying, selling, exposing for sale or possession of any roe for that purpose.

556.Section 2(2) is amended to extend the prohibition on taking, killing or injuring and buying, selling or possession of any unclean or immature fish to lampreys, smelt and shad. An unclean fish is one which is about to spawn, or has recently spawned and has not yet recovered from spawning.

557.Subsection (4) allows the taking of immature freshwater fish where permitted by Environment Agency byelaws.

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