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Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment)

This is the text of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) , as passed by the House of Lords and Introduced in the House of Commons on 24 June 1998

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment)
1.Use of nets and other fishing gear in several fisheries.
2.Short title and extent.





An Act to amend the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 in respect of several fisheries.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Use of nets and other fishing gear in several fisheries.     1. - (1) The Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 is amended as follows.
      (2) In section 1 (orders as to fisheries for shellfish)-
    (a) after subsection (3) there is inserted the following subsection-
    "(3A) An order under this section may specify the types of net or other fishing gear which may be used within the whole area of a several fishery, or such part of that area as may be specified in the order, by any person other than the grantees, or an agent or employee of theirs, to fish for or take any fish other than shellfish of any description to which the order applies."; and
    (b) after subsection (6) there is added the following subsection-
    "(7) In this section "the grantees" means the persons for the time being entitled to the right of several fishery conferred by an order under this section."
      (3) In section 7 (protection of fisheries), in subsection (4)(a)(ii), after the words "floating fish" there are inserted the words "or, in an area in respect of which the right of several fishery is conferred, or in any part of that area so described, a net or other fishing gear of a type specified under section 1(3A) of this Act in the order".
Short title and extent.     2. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Act 1998.
      (2) This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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