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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 221: Power to specify fish

586.This section inserts a new section 40A into the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975.

587.New section 40A empowers the appropriate national authority to specify additional species of fish to which the following provisions will apply:

  • fishing with prohibited instruments (section 1 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975);

  • use of roe (section 2 of that Act);

  • licensing and authorisation of fishing activities (sections 25 and 27A of that Act);

  • the offence of handling fish in suspicious circumstances (section 32 of the Salmon Act 1986);

  • byelaw making powers (paragraph 6 of Schedule 25 to the Water Resources Act 1991); and

  • the duties of the Environment Agency (section 6(6) of the Environment Act 1995).

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