Sea Fisheries (Inshore Trawling, Netting and Dredging) (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Regulations 2017

Made                                                                              4th July 2017

Coming into force                                                         11th July 2017

THE STATES, in pursuance of Articles 2, 5 and 29 of the Sea Fisheries (Jersey) Law 1994[1], have made the following Regulations –

1        Regulations 6, 6A and 7 substituted

For Regulation 6, 6A and 7 of the Sea Fisheries (Inshore Trawling, Netting and Dredging) (Jersey) Regulations 2001[2] there shall be substituted the following Regulations –

“6      Further restrictions on the use of fishing nets

(1)     It is prohibited to use a beach set net except as specified by an Order made by the Minister.

(2)     The Minister may by an Order –

(a)     specify a person or a class of person who may use a beach set net; or

(b)     specify the times or places that such persons or classes of persons may use such beach set nets.

(3)     It is prohibited to use a beach set net at a time, in an area or by a person or class of persons that has been specified under paragraph (2) unless –

(a)     it has a mesh size of at least 110 mm, or such larger size that the Minister may specify by an Order;

(b)     it is below the half-tide mark and amongst rocks situated no more than 120 metres apart, or such other distance that the Minister may specify by an Order;

(c)     it is marked at either end and at 10 metre intervals over its entire length with a buoy, float or other identification mark each with a diameter or width of at least 10 cm;

(d)     the marks at either end of the beach set net are indelibly marked with the owner’s contact details; and

(e)     the maximum length of net set on the beach at any one time by the owner is 100 metres or such other length that the Minister may specify by an Order.

(4)     It is prohibited to use passive gear other than a beach set net where the depth of the sea is less than 130 cm or such other depth that the Minister may specify by an Order.

(5)     It is prohibited to use a peg or a stake on a beach to hold a beach set net.

(1)     It is prohibited to use a beach set net at a time or place or by a person or class of persons specified by an Order made under Regulation 6(1) unless the requirements of paragraph (2) are met.

(2)     A person using a beach set net for more than 96 hours must move that beach set net to another location within each 96 hour period.

(3)     For the purposes of paragraph (2) –

(a)     a beach set net is moved to another location only if each part of that beach set net is located in a different place to where that part was located immediately prior to the move;

(b)     each 96 hour period shall be measured from the time the beach set net is first used and, thereafter, from each time it is moved to another location; and

(c)     a person uses a beach set net throughout any period of time whether or not the person abandons the beach set net during that period.

(4)     The Minister may by an Order specify a different maximum period for the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3)(b).”.

2        Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Sea Fisheries (Inshore Trawling, Netting and Dredging) (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Regulations 2017 and shall come into force 7 days after they are made.

l.-m. hart

Deputy Greffier of the States

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 14.825

[2]                                    chapter 14.825.32


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