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Aquatic Resources (Seaweed Licences) (Jersey) Regulations 2019

Made                                                                                           10th September 2019

Coming into force                                                                   17th September 2019

THE STATES make these Regulations under Articles 2, 17 and 20 of the Aquatic Resources (Jersey) Law 2014[1] –

1        Interpretation

In these Regulations –

commercial purposes”, in relation to the harvesting of seaweed, means the harvesting of seaweed with a view to financial reward or profit;

harvest”, in relation to seaweed, means the removal of seaweed from the marine environment by cutting it, pulling it or by any other means of physically detaching it from a natural hard substrate that is preventing its displacement by the normal action of the environment such as tides and currents;

harvesting by hand” means the detachment of seaweed from the marine environment directly by hand, such as by pulling it or by means of a tool such as a knife or scissors where the only source of energy for the detachment is generated by the individual using the tool;

mechanical harvesting” means harvesting which is not harvesting by hand;

recreational purposes” means purposes which are not commercial purposes;

seaweed” means seaweed of a species listed in column 1 of the Table;

Table” means the table in Regulation 6.

2        Mechanical harvesting prohibited

Mechanical harvesting of seaweed is prohibited.

3        Harvesting by hand for commercial purposes

(1)     A person must not harvest by hand seaweed for commercial purposes unless that person is authorised by a licence granted under Regulation 4.

(2)     The amount of seaweed of any species harvested each day by a person granted a licence under Regulation 4 must not exceed the amount specified in column 3 of the Table in the same row as that species.

4        Licences for harvesting by hand for commercial purposes

(1)     An application for a licence, or for the renewal of a licence, must be made in such form and manner as the Minister may determine and accompanied by –

(a)     such information as the Minister requires; and

(b)     such fee as may be prescribed by the Minister by Order.

(2)     Upon receipt of an application which meets the requirements of paragraph (1) and of any further information the Minister may require, the Minister may grant a licence or renew a licence.

(3)     A licence or renewal of a licence, if granted, is for such period of time and subject to such conditions as the Minister may determine.

5        Harvesting by hand for recreational purposes

The amount of seaweed of any species harvested for recreational purposes each day by a person must not exceed the amount specified in column 2 of the Table in the same row as that species.

6        Daily limits for harvesting

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Species

Recreational purposes

Commercial purposes

Latin name

English name

kg per day

Alaria esculenta

Dabberlocks

0

0

Ascophyllum nodosum

Egg Wrack

5

20

Codium bursa

Velvet Horn

0

0

Fucus serratus

Serrated Wrack

10

50

Fucus spiralis

Spiral Wrack

10

50

Fucus vesiculosus

Bladder Wrack

10

50

Himanthalia elongata

Thong Weed

0

0

Laminaria digitata

Oar Weed

10

50

Laminaria hyperborea

Forest Kelp

10

50

Laminaria ochroleuca

Golden Kelp

10

50

Phymatolithon spp.

Maerl

0

0

Lithothamnion spp.

Maerl

0

0

Padina pavonica

Peacocks Tail

0

0

Saccharina latissima

Sugar Kelp

10

50

Sargassum muticum

Wireweed

10

50

Undaria pinnatifida

Wakame

10

50

Red and brown seaweed species not listed above

5

10

7        Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Aquatic Resources (Seaweed Licences) (Jersey) Regulations 2019 and shall come into force on the same day that the Aquatic Resources (Jersey) Law 2014[2] comes into force.

dr. m. egan

Greffier of the States

 




[1]                                     L.11/2014

[2]                                     L.11/2014 and R&O.75/2019


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