Sea Fisheries (Inshore Waters) (Amendment No. 3) (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        Regulation 3 amended

For Regulation 3 of the Sea Fisheries (Inshore Waters) (Jersey) Regulations 1998[2] there shall be substituted the following Regulation –

“3      Restrictions on the use of fishing lines

(1)     It is prohibited to use or cause to be used for the purpose of fishing for sea fish any ground line except as specified in an Order made by the Minister.

(2)     The Minister may in an Order –

(a)     specify a person or a class of person who may use a ground line for the purpose of fishing for sea fish; or

(b)     specify the times or places that such persons or classes of persons may use such ground lines.

(3)     A person specified under paragraph (2) shall not use or cause to be used –

(a)     any ground line on any part of any beach above the half-tide mark;

(b)     any ground line with a single hook unless it is marked with a buoy, float or other identification mark having a diameter or width of 10 centimetres indelibly marked with the contact details of the owner except that where such lines are anchored in a row it shall be sufficient to so mark –

(i)      the lines at the ends of the row, and

(ii)      intermediate lines at intervals not exceeding 10 metres or such other distance that the Minister may specify in an Order;

(c)     any ground line to which paragraph (b) does not apply, unless it is marked at either end and at 10 metre intervals over its entire length with a buoy, float or other identification mark having a diameter or width of 10 centimetres, and in the case of the marks at either end of the ground line, indelibly marked with the contact details of the owner;

(d)     any ground line the hooks of which have an opening of less than one centimetre between the point of the hook and its shaft;

(e)     any ground line on a beach if the maximum number of hooks set on the beach at any one time by the owner exceeds 50 or such other number that the Minister may specify in an Order;

(f)      any pegs or stakes on any beach to hold fishing lines.”.

2        Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Sea Fisheries (Inshore Waters) (Amendment No. 3) (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 14.825.40


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