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The Sea Fishing (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

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4.  In article 3 (interpretation)—

(a)for the definition of “England” substitute—

“England” includes the area within the seaward limits of the territorial sea adjacent to England but does not include any area in the Welsh zone, the Scottish zone or the Northern Ireland zone;;

(b)after the definition of “England” insert—

“English fishing boat” means a fishing boat which is—

(a)

registered at a port in England, under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995(1); or

(b)

owned wholly by persons qualified to own British ships for the purposes of Part 2 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, other than a Welsh fishing boat, a Northern Ireland fishing boat or a Scottish fishing boat;;

(c)after the definition of “local authority” insert—

“Northern Ireland” has the meaning given in section 98(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998(2);

“Northern Ireland fishing boat” means a fishing boat which is registered at a port in Northern Ireland, under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;

“Northern Ireland zone” has the meaning given in section 98(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998;;

(d)after the definition of “port health authority” insert—

“Scotland” has the meaning given in section 126(1) of the Scotland Act 1998(3);

“Scottish fishing boat” means a fishing boat which is registered at a port in Scotland, under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;

“Scottish zone” has the meaning given in section 126(1) of the Scotland Act 1998;; and

(e)after the definition of “Wales” insert—

“Welsh fishing boat” means a fishing boat which is registered at a port in Wales, under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;

“Welsh zone” has the meaning given in section 158(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006(4).

(4)

2006 c. 32. The definition of “Welsh zone” was inserted by section 43(1) and (2) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23).

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