Fisheries (Protected Areas) Order 2000

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Fisheries (Protected Areas) Order 2000
FISHERIES (PROTECTED AREAS) ORDER 2000

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BR 38/2000

FISHERIES ACT 1972

1972 : 76

THE FISHERIES (PROTECTED AREAS) ORDER 2000

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

1 Citation
2 Protected areas
3 Prohibited activities

4 Revocation of BR17/1990
5 Commencement

The Minister responsible for fisheries, in exercise of the power
conferred on him by section 4 of the Fisheries Act 1972 makes the
following Order:

Citation
1 This Order may be cited as the Fisheries (Protected Areas) Order
2000.

Protected areas
2 The following areas are declared to be protected areas for the
purposes of section 4 of the Fisheries Act 1972:

1 "Cristobal Colon" located 32o 29.1'N, 64o 42.5'W
- the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Cristobal Colon";

2 "North East Breaker" located 32o 29.0'N, 64o
42.5'W - the area within 300 metres radius of
the North East Breaker beacon;

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3 "Taunton" located 32o 29.5'N, 64o 41.5'W - the
area within 300 metres radius of a mooring buoy
at the wreck of the "Taunton";

4 "Aristo" located 32o 28.5'N, 64o 39.4'W - the
area within a 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Aristo";

5 "Mills Breaker" located 32o 24.6'N, 64o 37.8'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of Mills
Breaker beacon;

6 "Pelinaion" & "Rita Zovetto" located 32o 21.3'N,
64o 38.4'W - the area within 500 metres radius
of a mooring buoy at the wrecks of the vessels
"Pelinaion" and "Rita Zovetto";

7 "The Cathedral" located 32o 19.6'N, 64o 39.4'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of the
mooring buoy at the site known as the
Cathedral;

8 "Kate" located 32o 19.4'N, 64o 41.7'W - the area
within 300 metres radius of a mooring buoy at
the wreck of the vessel "Kate";

9 "Tarpon Hole" located 32o 16.2'N, 64o 46.6'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the site known as Tarpon Hole;

10 "Hermes" & "Minnie Breslauer" located 32o

14.4'N, 64o 47.4'W - the area within 500 metres
radius of the mooring buoy at the wrecks of the
vessels "Hermes" and "Minnie Breslauer";

11 "Marie Celeste" located 32o 14.5'N, 64o 49.9'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Marie Celeste";

12 "South West Breaker Area" located 32o 13.8'N,
64o 51.8'W - the area within 600 metres radius
of a mooring buoy at South West Breaker;

13 "North Carolina" located 32o 15.6'N, 64o 57.5'W
- the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "North Carolina";

14 "Airplane" located 32o 15.2'N, 64o 58.6'W - the
area within 300 metres radius of a mooring buoy
at the wreck of the airplane;

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15 "Blanche King" located 32o 16.3'N, 64o 58.5'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Blanche King";

16 "Darlington" located 32o 17.2'N, 64o 59.0'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Darlington";

17 "L'Herminie" located 32o 19.1'N, 64o 58.5'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "L'Herminie";

18 "Vixen" located 300 metres west of Daniel's
Head, Sandys - the area within a 100 metres
radius of the wreck "Vixen";

19 "Commissioner's Point Area" being the area
within a 200 metres radius of a stake located at
32o 19.72N, 64o 49.93W and bounded on the
south-west and south-east by the shore;

20 "Lartington" located 32o 21.8'N, 64o 54.8'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Lartington";

21 "Constellation Area" located 32o 21.8'N, 64o

54.8'W - the area within 500 metres radius of a
mooring buoy at the wreck of the
"Constellation";

22 "Montana" located 32o 21.7'N, 64o 54.8'W - the
area within 300 metres radius of a mooring buoy
at the wreck of the "Montana";

23 "Eastern Blue Cut" located 32o 23.4'N, 64o

53.1'W - the area within 600 metres radius of a
mooring buoy at Eastern Blue Cut;

24 "Xing Da Area" located 32o 25.0'N, 64o 54.4'W -
the area within a 200 metres radius of a
mooring at the wreck of the "Xing Da";

25 "Snake Pit" located 32o 26.5'N, 64o 50.3'W - the
area within 300 metres radius of a mooring buoy
at the area called Snake Pit;

26 "Hog Breaker" located 32o 27.5'N, 64o 49.8'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at Hog Breaker;

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27 "Caraquet" located 32o 27.7'N, 64o 50.1'W - the
area within a 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Caraquet";

28 "Madiana" located at 32o 27.5'N, 64o 48.5'W -
the area within 300 metres radius of a mooring
buoy at the wreck of the "Madiana";

29 "North Rock" located at 32o 28.5'N 64o 46.1'W -
the area within 1,000 metre radius of the North
Rock beacon.

Prohibited activities
3 (1) The following activities are prohibited within a protected
area:

(a) the taking of fish;

(b) the use within a protected area of any anchor other than
a Danforth (sand) anchor.

(2) Without prejudice to paragraph (1), the taking of fish is
prohibited during the period beginning on 1 May and ending on 31
August in any year in any of the following areas:

(a) "South Western Area" being the area enclosed: on the
Northern margin by a line originating at Gibbs Hill Light,
running on a bearing of 276 degrees true to the 100
fathom contour (Gibbs Hill Light in line with the tripod
at the southern end of the Western Boat Channel); on
the South Eastern margin by a line originating at Gibbs
Hill Light and running on a bearing of 235 degrees true
to the 100 fathom contour (Gibbs Hill Light in line with
South West Breaker); and, on the Seaward margin by
the 100 fathom contour;

(b) "Eastern Area" being the area enclosed: on the Northwest
margin by a line originating at St. David's Light and
running on a bearing of 036 degrees true to the 100
fathom contour; on the Southeast margin by a line
originating at St. David's Light and running on a bearing
of 065 degrees true to the 100 fathom contour: and, on
the Seaward margin by the 100 fathom contour; and

(c) "North Eastern Area" being the area enclosed: On the
Western margin by a line originating at the Southwest
corner (SWC) located seven nautical miles due north of
St. David's light at co-ordinates 32 degrees 28.5 minutes
North, 64 degrees 39.0 minutes West; running due
North to the 100 fathom contour; on the Southern

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margin by a line originating at SWC, running on a
bearing of 087 degrees true to the 100 fathom contour
(North Rock Beacon in line of sight with Northeast
Breaker Beacon): and, on the Seaward margin by the
100 fathom contour.

Revocation of BR 17/1990
4 The Fisheries (Protected Areas) Order 1990 is revoked.

Commencement
5 This Order comes into force on 1st May 2000.
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Made this 12th day of April, 2000

Minister of the Environment