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1965 No. 1569



The Fishing Boats (Belgium) Designation Order 1965


6th August 1965

Coming into Operation

17th August 1965

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretaries of State for Scotland and the Home Department (being the Secretaries of State concerned with sea fishing in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively) in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 1 of the Fishery Limits Act 1964 and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf hereby make the following Order:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Fishing Boats (Belgium) Designation Order 1965 and shall come into operation on 17th August 1965.

2.—(1) For the purposes of this Order:—

the Act” means the Fishery Limits Act 1964;

demersal fish” means all sea fish other than salmon, migratory trout, mackerel, clupeoid fishes, sand eels, Norway pout, smelts, eels, great weevers, crustaceans and molluscs (other than squids).

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply to the interpretation of this Order as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament and as if this Order and the Order hereby revoked were Acts of Parliament.

3.  The Fishing Boats (Belgium) Designation Order 1964(1) is hereby revoked.

4.—(1) Belgium is hereby designated for the purpose of section 1(3) of the Act.

(2) The areas in which fishing boats registered in Belgium may fish in the outer belt of the fishery limits of the British Islands shall be those which respectively lie between the demarcation lines drawn from the landmarks, and in the true directions mentioned in the 2nd column of the Schedule to this Order in respect of each such areas as aforesaid.

(3) The descriptions of sea fish for which such fishing boats may fish shall be those specified in the 3rd column of the said Schedule to this Order in respect of each such area as aforesaid.

5.  Section 2 of the Act shall apply to fishing boats registered in Belgium.

In witness whereof the Official Seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 3rd August 1965.


Frederick Peart

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Given under the Seal of the Secretary of State for Scotland on 5th August 1965.


William Ross

Secretary of State for Scotland

Given under the Hand of the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 6th August 1965.

Frank Soskice

Secretary of State for the Home Department


Column 1Column 2Column 3
AreaDemarcation lines, Landmarks and directionsDescriptions of sea fish
1.1. South Bishop Lighthouse—NorthwestDemersal fish
2. Straight Point Lighthouse—Southeast
2.1. Selsey Bill—SouthDemersal fish
2. Dungeness New Lighthouse—South
3.1. Dungeness New Lighthouse—SouthHerring; demersal fish
2. North Foreland Lighthouse—East
4.1. North Foreland Lighthouse—EastDemersal fish
2. Cromer Lighthouse—North
5.1. Troup Head Lighthouse—NorthDemersal fish
2. Noss Head Lighthouse—East
6.1. Strathy Point Lighthouse—NorthDemersal fish
2. Butt of Lewis Lighthouse—West
7.1. Chicken Rock Lighthouse—WestDemersal fish
2. Douglas Lighthouse—South-east


This Order revokes and re-enacts with modifications the provisions of the Fishing Boats (Belgium) Designation Order 1964. Belgium is designated as a country whose registered fishing boats are accorded fishing rights within areas of the outer belt of the fishery limits of the British Islands. The areas and the descriptions of fish which may be fished for are specified.

The Order also provides that Belgian fishing boats may fish for a transitional period within part of the exclusive fishery limits of the British Islands.


(1964 III, p. 3572).

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