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The Sea Fish (Conservation) (Isle of Man) Order 1977

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SCHEDULEADAPTATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS IN THE EXTENSION OF SECTION 4 OF THE SEA FISH (CONSERVATION) ACT 1967 TO THE ISLE OF MAN AND WATERS ADJACENT THERETO

1.  For section 4(1) there shall be substituted the following provision:—

(1) The Ministers may by order provide—

(a)that in any specified area within waters adjacent to the Isle of Man (but outside territorial waters) fishing by fishing boats (whether British or foreign) is prohibited unless authorised by a licence granted by the Isle of Man Board of Agriculture and Fisheries (hereinafter called “the Board”) and for the time being in force;

(b)that in any area specified in the order (being outside the waters referred to in paragraph (a) above) fishing by British fishing boats registered in the Isle of Man is prohibited unless so authorised..

2.  For section 4(4) there shall be substituted the following provision:—

(4) The Board may, with the approval of the Finance Board, make charges for the granting of a licence under this section and may make different charges in relation to different classes of licence..

3.  In section 4(6) for the words “Minister granting the licence” there shall be substituted the word “Board”.

4.  In section 4(7) for the words “Minister granting a licence under this section” there shall be substituted the word “Board”.

5.  For section 4(8) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—

(8) The licensing powers conferred on the Board by this section may be exercised, in consultation with the Ministers, so as to limit the number of fishing boats, or of any class of fishing boats, engaged in fishing in any area, or in fishing in any area for any description of fish, to such extent as appears to the Ministers and the Board to be necessary or expedient for the regulation of sea fishing..

6.  In section 4(9) for the words “Minister who granted the licence” there shall be substituted the word “Board”.

7.  In section 4(10) for the words “Minister who granted it” there shall be substituted the word “Board”.

8.  For section 4(11) there shall be substituted the following subsection:—

(11) The Board may make arrangements, with the consent of the Ministers, for any of its licensing powers under this section to be exercised by any person on its behalf..

9.  In section 4(12) after the words “United Kingdom” there shall be inserted the words “or the Isle of Man”.

10.  After section 4(12) there shall be inserted the following subsections:—

(13) For the purposes of this section “waters adjacent to the Isle of Man” means the waters extending to 12 miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea adjacent to the Isle of Man is measured but not extending beyond a line every point of which is equidistant from the nearest points of such base lines and the corresponding base lines of the United Kingdom.

   

(14) The definitions set out in sections 1(7) and 3(8) of this Act shall have effect for the purposes of this section, but in the definition of “sea fish” the words following “any such fish” shall be omitted.

   

(15) In this section “miles” means international nautical miles of 1,852 metres..

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