Fisheries Bill (HC Bill 278)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs, are published separately as Bill 278-EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Michael Gove has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Fisheries Bill are compatible with the Convention
rights.

Contents

  1. Fisheries objectives and fisheries statements

    1. 1. Fisheries objectives

    2. 2. Fisheries statements

    3. 3. Preparation and coming into effect of fisheries statements

    4. 4. Amendment of fisheries statements

    5. 5. Deadline for first fisheries statements and obligation to review

    6. 6. Effect of statements

  2. Access to British fisheries

    1. 7. Revocation of requirement for equal access for EU fishing vessels

    2. 8. Access to British fisheries by foreign fishing boats

  3. Licensing of fishing boats

    1. 9. British fishing boats required to be licensed

    2. 10. Power to grant licences in respect of British fishing boats

    3. 11. Foreign fishing boats required to be licensed if within British fishery limits

    4. 12. Power to grant licences in respect of foreign fishing boats

    5. 13. Further provision about licences

  4. Access and licensing: offences and consequential amendments

    1. 14. Penalties for offences

    2. 15. Offences by bodies corporate etc

    3. 16. Jurisdiction of court to try offences

    4. 17. Consequential amendments

  5. Fishing opportunities

    1. 18. Power of Secretary of State to determine fishing opportunities

    2. 19. Duties relating to a determination of fishing opportunities

    3. 20. Distribution of fishing opportunities

    4. 21. Duties to ensure fishing opportunities not exceeded

    5. 22. Sale of English fishing opportunities for a calendar year

  6. Discard prevention charging schemes

    1. 23. Discard prevention charging schemes

    2. 24. Meaning of “chargeable person” and “unauthorised catch of sea fish”

    3. 25. Catches subject to a charge ignored for certain regulatory purposes

    4. 26. Charge collectors

    5. 27. Discard prevention charging schemes: supplementary provision

  7. Grants and charges

    1. 28. Financial assistance: powers of Secretary of State

    2. 29. Power of Marine Management Organisation to impose charges

    3. 30. Sea Fish Industry Authority: fees for services provided for industry in EU

  8. Powers to make further provision

    1. 31. Power to make provision about fisheries, aquaculture etc

    2. 32. Section 31: interpretation

    3. 33. Power to make provision about aquatic animal diseases

    4. 34. Scope of regulations under section 31 or 33

    5. 35. Scope of regulations under section 31 or 33 where consent obtained

    6. 36. Procedural requirements for regulations under section 31 or 33

    7. 37. Powers of Scottish Ministers, Welsh Ministers and NI department

    8. 38. Powers relating to the exploitation of sea fisheries resources

  9. Final provisions

    1. 39. Regulations

    2. 40. Interpretation

    3. 41. Extent

    4. 42. Commencement

    5. 43. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Fisheries statements: preparation and publication

      1. Part 1

        Joint fisheries statement

      2. Part 2

        Secretary of State fisheries statement

    2. Schedule 2

      Sea fishing licences: further provision

    3. Schedule 3

      Access and licensing: consequential amendments

      1. Part 1

        Access to British fisheries by foreign fishing boats

      2. Part 2

        Licensing of fishing boats

      3. Part 3

        Transitional provision

    4. Schedule 4

      Financial assistance

    5. Schedule 5

      Power of Northern Ireland department to impose charges

    6. Schedule 6

      Powers to make further provision: devolved authorities

      1. Part 1

        Scottish Ministers

      2. Part 2

        Welsh Ministers

      3. Part 3

        The Northern Ireland department

    7. Schedule 7

      Powers relating to the exploitation of sea fisheries resources