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Fisheries Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Revocations

  3. PART 2 LICENCES, DUTIES AND FEES

    1. 4.General

    2. 5.An application for a fishing licence, or for the renewal...

    3. 6.Subject to Part III of the Act, there shall be...

    4. 7.(1) A person who makes an application in writing to...

    5. 8.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), any person who has not...

    6. 9.The Department may issue one concessionary season fishing rod licence...

    7. 10.The Department shall issue a game fishing rod licence to...

    8. 11.Fishing licences issued under regulation 4 (2) in respect of...

    9. 12.All fishing licences issued under these Regulations (other than fishing...

    10. 13.A licence issued under regulation 4, other than a concessionary...

    11. 14.Revocation of, or refusal to issue or renew, a fishing licence

  4. PART 3 APPEALS TO THE MAGISTRATES COURT AGAINST THE REFUSAL OF THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE OR RENEW A FISHING LICENCE

    1. 15.Where the Department proposes to revoke a fishing licence or...

    2. 16.Where the Department revokes a fishing licence or refuses to...

    3. 17.Where the Department revokes a fishing licence or refuses to...

    4. 18.An appeal under this Part shall be initiated by notice...

    5. 19.Where on an appeal under this Part, the magistrates court...

    6. 20.Regulations 15 to 19 shall not apply where the licence-holder...

    7. 21.When a fishing licence has been revoked under these Regulations...

  5. PART 4 COARSE FISHING ROD LICENCES

    1. 22.A coarse fishing rod licence shall be valid only on...

    2. 23.A person fishing under the authority of a coarse fishing...

  6. PART 5 USE OF SINGLE WALL SET NETS, TRAMMEL NETS, DRAFT NETS AND BAIT NETS

    1. 24.Subject to the provisions of the Act, these Regulations and...

    2. 25.Subject to the provisions of the Act, these Regulations and...

  7. PART 6 GENERAL RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF FISHING ENGINES OTHER THAN ROD AND LINE OR HAND LINE

    1. 26.A person shall not use for the purpose of taking...

    2. 27.A bait net shall not exceed 50 metres in length...

    3. 28.A bait net shall not be used for catching salmon,...

    4. 29.The mesh of the wings of any draft net for...

  8. PART 7 RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF FISHING ENGINES OTHER THAN ROD AND LINE OR HAND LINE ON LOUGH NEAGH AND UPPER AND LOWER LOUGH ERNE

    1. 30.A person shall not use a single wall set net...

    2. 31.A person shall not have in their possession or control...

    3. 32.Each net or row of nets of a single wall...

    4. 33.Each float referred to in regulation 32 shall have clearly...

    5. 34.A person other than the licence-holder or their agent previously...

  9. PART 8 ADDITIONAL AND SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF CERTAIN NETS ON LOUGH NEAGH

    1. 35.The maximum length of a single wall set net or...

    2. 36.A person shall not use a draft net for the...

    3. 37.A person shall not use any net for the taking...

  10. PART 9 ADDITIONAL AND SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF NETS AND BOATS ON UPPER AND LOWER LOUGH ERNE

    1. 38.(1) A person shall not use any net for the...

    2. 39.A person shall not use a single wall set net...

    3. 40.The maximum length of a single wall set net or...

    4. 41.A boat used for commercial fishing on Upper and Lower...

  11. PART 10 TAKEABLE SIZE AND SALE OF TROUT AND POLLEN (COMMERCIAL FISHING AND ANGLING)

    1. 42.A person shall not in the freshwater portion of any...

    2. 43.For the purposes of section 51 of the Act “immature”...

    3. 44.For the purposes of section 52 of the Act “undersized...

    4. 45.Where any draft net is used in the course of...

  12. PART 11 MODE OF USE OF DRAFT NETS

    1. 46.Where a draft net is operated from the shore the...

    2. 47.Where a draft net is operated from a boat the...

  13. PART 12 RESTRICTIONS ON THE DIMENSIONS OF DRAFT NETS

    1. 48.A person shall not use for fishing a draft net...

  14. PART 13 RESTRICTIONS ON METHODS OF FISHING FOR SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISH

    1. 49.Subject to regulation 50, the only permitted method of angling...

    2. 50.Regulation 49 shall not apply to the waters specified in...

    3. 51.A person shall not knowingly or wilfully foul-hook any salmon...

    4. 52.A person shall not use any instrument or device whatsoever,...

    5. 53.Any person who foul-hooks any salmon or freshwater fish whether...

    6. 54.A person shall not use ground bait or maggots whilst...

    7. 55.A person shall not use live fish as bait on...

    8. 56.A person shall not use or attempt to use–

  15. PART 14 RESTRICTIONS ON NUMBERS AND WEIGHTS OF PIKE TO BE TAKEN BY ANGLING

    1. 57.Where any person, whilst angling takes –

  16. PART 15 ANNUAL CLOSE SEASONS FOR ANGLING FOR SALMON OR TROUT

    1. 58.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful to...

    2. 59.In that part of Lough Melvin which is situated in...

    3. 60.In Upper and Lower Lough Erne and all rivers flowing...

    4. 61.In the River Bush and all rivers flowing into it,...

  17. PART 16 ANNUAL CLOSE SEASONS AND CLOSE TIMES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING

    1. 62.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful to...

    2. 63.A person shall not have any net for the taking...

    3. 64.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person shall not, on...

    4. 65.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person shall not, on...

  18. PART 17 PROHIBITION ON ANY PERSON HAVING UNDERSIZED PIKE OR PERCH IN THEIR POSSESSION

    1. 66.A person shall not take by any mode other than...

    2. 67.A person shall not have on board any boat on...

    3. 68.A person shall not have in their possession any fish...

  19. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Angling Licence

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Commercial Fishing Licence

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Fishing Engines and Licence Duties

      1. PART 1 LICENCES TO FISH WITH ROD AND LINE AND HAND LINE

      2. PART 2 LICENCES FOR FISHING ENGINES OTHER THAN ROD AND LINE OR HAND LINE

      3. PART 3

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      List of Waters on which a Coarse Fishing Rod Licence is Valid

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      List of Rivers on which the use of Ground Bait or Maggots is prohibited whilst Angling

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Rainbow Trout Waters where there is no Annual Close Season for Angling for Rainbow Trout

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      List of Waters where Catch and Release for Salmon Angling does not apply

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Revocations

  20. Explanatory Note

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