The Sea Fish (Prohibition on Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2022

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2022/5

2022 No. 5

Sea FisheriesConservation Of Sea Fish

The Sea Fish (Prohibition on Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2022

Made 11th January 2022

Laid before the Scottish Parliament 13th January 2022

Coming into force 13th February 2022

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 5(1)(a), 15(3), 20(1), 22(2) and 22A of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 19671and all other powers enabling them to do so.

S-1 Citation, commencement, cessation and effect

Citation, commencement, cessation and effect

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Sea Fish (Prohibition on Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2022 and comes into force on 13 February 2022.

(2) This Order remains in force until the end of 30 April 2023.

(3) The prohibition in article 3 has effect during the following periods—

(a)

(a) from 14 February 2022 until the end of 30 April 2022, and

(b)

(b) from 14 February 2023 until the end of 30 April 2023.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2. In this Order—

“British fishing boat” means a fishing boat which either is registered in the United Kingdom under Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 19952or is owned wholly by persons qualified to own British ships for the purposes of that Part of that Act,

“ICES statistical rectangle” followed by numerals with a letter is a reference to whichever of the statistical sub-areas and divisions of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea3is identified therein by those numerals and that letter.

S-3 Prohibition on fishing

Prohibition on fishing

3. Fishing for sea fish by any method, by any British fishing boat, is prohibited in the area comprising that part of the Scottish zone contained within—

(a) that part of ICES statistical rectangle 39E4 which lies to the east of the peninsula of Kintyre and to the north of a straight line between 55°18′18″ north latitude, 05°38′50″ west longitude and 55°00′30″ north latitude, 05°09′24″ west longitude, and

(b) that part of ICES statistical rectangle 39E4 which lies north of a straight line between 55°17′57″ north latitude, 05°47′54″ west longitude and 55°00′00″ north latitude, 05°21′00″ west longitude and to the south of a straight line between 55°18′18″ north latitude, 05°38′50″ west longitude and 55°00′30″ north latitude, 05°09′24″ west longitude4.

S-4 Revocation

Revocation

4. The following Orders are revoked—

(a) The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 20195,

(b) The Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 20216.

MAIRI GOUGEON

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th January 2022

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order prohibits all methods of fishing within specified areas of the Firth of Clyde from 14 February to 30 April, during both 2022 and 2023 (articles 1(3) and 3). The Order remains in force until the end of 30 April 2023 (article 1(2)).

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