S.I. No. 565/2014 - European Union (Birds and Natural Habitats) (Sea-fisheries) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 16th December, 2014.
I, SIMON COVENEY, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972), for the purpose of giving further effect to Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 20091 and Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 19922 (as amended by Council Directive 97/62/EC of 27 October 19973 , Regulation (EC) No. 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 20034 and Council Directive 2006/105/EC of 20 November 20065 ), in so far as those Directives relate to the impact of sea-fisheries on the marine environment, hereby make the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Birds and Natural Habitats) (Sea-fisheries) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
2. The European Union (Birds and Natural Habitats) (Sea-fisheries) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 290 of 2013) are amended by substituting for Regulation 2(4) the following:
“(4) These Regulations apply to the regulation of sea-fishing activity in so far as the regulation of that activity is necessary to secure compliance with the Regulations of 2011 and the objectives of the habitats Directive.”.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
3 December 2014.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)
The effect of these Regulations is to amend the scope of S.I. No. 290 of 2013 to sea-fishing activity.
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