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The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Satellite Monitoring Measures) (Scotland) Order 2000

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Satellite tracking of Scottish and relevant British fishing boats

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) this article applies to–

(a)a Scottish fishing boat wherever it may be, and

(b)a relevant British fishing boat which is within the Scottish zone,

which measures more than 20 metres between perpendiculars or more than 24 metres in overall length.

(2) This article does not apply to such a fishing boat which–

(a)operates exclusively within 12 nautical miles of the baselines from which the territorial sea of the United Kingdom is measured, or

(b)which never spends more than 24 hours at sea taken from the time of departure to the time of return to port.

(3) A satellite tracking device shall–

(a)be installed; and

(b)be maintained fully operational,

on a vessel to which this article applies.

(4) Such a satellite tracking device shall transmit the required information–

(a)where the satellite tracking device is capable of being polled, at least every two hours unless otherwise specified in Annex I to Regulation 1489/97; or

(b)where the satellite tracking device is not capable of being polled, hourly in the form prescribed by Annex II to Council Regulation 1489/97,

to a Fisheries Monitoring Centre.

(5) The satellite tracking device shall transmit the date and time of entry into and exit from–

(a)the fishing area referred to in Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 685/95(a), and

(b)waters under the sovereignty or control of a country other than a member state.

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