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The Shrimp Fishing Nets (Wales) Order 2008

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Prohibition on fishing for shrimps without a separator trawl or sorting grid

3.—(1) British fishing boats are prohibited from carrying or deploying a net, the mesh of which measures between 16 and 31 millimetres unless —

(a)netting, the mesh of which measures at least twice that of the codend and no more than 70 millimetres, is fitted across the entire cross-section of the net in such a way that —

(i)fish cannot reach the codend without first passing through the netting; and

(ii)there is a hole in the net through which all fish that do not pass through the netting are able to escape;

(b)a rigid grid, the spacing between the bars of which is no more than 20 millimetres, is fitted across the entire cross-section of the net in such a way that —

(i)fish cannot reach the codend without first passing through the grid; and

(ii)there is a hole in the net through which all fish that do not pass through the grid are able to escape;

(c)no fish have been retained on board the boat; or

(d)the retention of fish on board the boat is consistent with Article 25(3) of Council Regulation 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles or marine organisms(1).

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OJ No. L125, 27.4.1998, p.1.

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