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The Salmon (Definition of Methods of Net Fishing and Construction of Nets) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1993

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Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  Regulation 2 (Definition of methods of net fishing) of the principal Regulations shall be amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (a)—

(i)for the words from “(a) fishing for or taking” at the beginning to the end of proviso (i) there shall be substituted the following—

(a)fishing for or taking salmon by net and coble means the use of a sweep net, paid out from a boat, and worked from the bank or shore or from waters adjacent to the bank or shore, whereby the salmon are surrounded by the net and drawn to the bank or shore, provided that—

(i)the net and any warps are not made or held stationary, nor allowed to remain stationary, nor allowed to drift with the current or tide, but are both paid out and hauled in as quickly as practicable and kept in unchecked motion by and under the effectual command and control of the fisherman for the purpose of enclosing the salmon within the sweep of the net and drawing them to the bank or shore;;

(ii)at the end of proviso (iii) the word “and” shall be omitted;

(iii)after proviso (iv) there shall be added—

(v)the net is not designed or constructed for the purpose of catching fish by enmeshing them; and;

(b)in paragraph (b)—

(i)for the word “but” there shall be substituted the words

provided that—

(i) ;

(ii)for the word “wraps” there shall be substituted the word “warps”;

(iii)at the end there shall be added—

; and

(ii)no part of the net or trap is designed or constructed for the purpose of catching fish by enmeshing them..

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