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The Salmon and Migratory Trout (Prohibition of Fishing) (No. 2) Order 1972

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1.  This order may be cited as the Salmon and Migratory Trout (Prohibition of Fishing) (No. 2) Order 1972 and shall come into operation on 15th February 1973.

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2.—(1) In this order—

mouth of the River Tweed” means the area as defined by the Tweed Fisheries Amendment Act 1859 as amended by byelaw dated 10th August 1863 contained in Schedule A to the Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1868.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of this order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

3.—(1) During the period 15th February 1973 to 14th February 1983, both days inclusive, fishing for salmon or migratory trout by a specified method within the area of sea specified in the schedule to this order is hereby prohibited.

(2) In this Article—

specified method” means a method of fishing with drift-net, trawl net, seine net, troll or long-line, but does not include beach seining or fishing from the shore by net and coble;

drift-net” means any length of net allowed to float or drift being either attached to or released from a fishing boat and not being a length of net attached to or held on the shore.

4.  In accordance with the provisions of section 5(3) of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967 it is hereby declared that this order is not made for the sole purpose of giving effect to such a convention or agreement as is mentioned in section 5(1) of that Act.

Gordon Campbell

Secretary of State for Scotland

18th December 1972

Given under the hand of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on 18th December 1972.

William Whitelaw

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

In witness whereof the Official Seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 18th December 1972.

Joseph Godber

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

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