The Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-01-14

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 75

SEA FISHERIES
The Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1999

Made
14th January 1999

Laid before Parliament
21st January 1999

Coming into force
15th February 1999

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with the sea fishing industry in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 5(1), 15(3), 20(1) and 22(2)(a) of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 15th February 1999.

Variation of the Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) Order 1990

2.—(1) The Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) Order 1990(2) shall be varied in accordance with the following paragraphs of this article.

(2) In article 2 (prohibition) after the words “(Dicentrarchus labrax)” there shall be inserted the following words–

“, or fishing for any species of sea-fish using sand-eels (Ammodytidae) as bait,”.

(3) For the Schedule there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in the Schedule to this Order.

Revocation

3.  The Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1992(3) is hereby revoked.

Elliot Morley
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
12th January 1999

Sewel
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
14th January 1999

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jon Owen Jones
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
12th January 1999

Marjorie Mowlam
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
12th January 1999

Article 2
SCHEDULE

Article 2

“SCHEDULEAREAS AND SPECIFIED PERIODS IN RESPECT OF WHICH PROHIBITION OF FISHING FOR BASS APPLIES

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Description of Area
Period applying in 1990 and subsequent years

Blyth Power Station

All tidal waters enclosed by a line in the south bearing 108.5° true from the Blyth Power Station chimneys in transit, to the east by a line bearing 173.5° true from a transit of the Alcan Power Station chimney and the western pylon of the northern pair of measured mile markers and to the north by a line bearing 111° true being a transit of the yellow “X” Northumberland Water Authority pipeline markers

All year

Bradwell Power Station

The area between the Baffle Wall and the Bradwell foreshore enclosed by lines drawn perpendicular (145° true) from the NE and SW corners of the Baffle Wall to the shore

All year

Grain Power Station

The area enclosed by a line drawn 120° true through Grain Martello Tower and Grain Hard Buoy to Garrison Point, and a line drawn 114° true from the foreshore at Grain Power Station to the western extremity of the Ro Ro Terminal, and the Isle of Grain and Sheerness foreshores

All year

Kingsnorth Power Station

The area enclosed by Bee Ness Jetty and a line drawn 204° true to the tip of Oakham Ness Jetty, thence 260° true to the SE tip of Kingsnorth Jetty, and along the seaward arm of Kingsnorth Jetty and then 298° true to the Kingsnorth power station foreshore

All year

Dungeness Power Station

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 180° true from the eastern end of the Dungeness 'A' building to a point 600 m below MLW Springs, thence 270° true for a distance of 1 km, thence 000° true to the shore marked by an isolated building “hangar B1” situated between the Dungeness 'B' complex and the Power Station

All year

Chichester Harbour

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 192° true from Eastoke Point to Chichester Bar Beacon, then 078° true to Cakeham Tower

Between 30 April and 1 November

Langstone Harbour

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 153° true from the Gunnery Range Light at Eastney Point to Langstone Fairway Buoy (50° 46.25N 01° 01.27W), then 033° true to the foreshore east of Gunner Point

Between 30 April and 1 November

Portsmouth Harbour

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn from Gilkicker Point to Southsea Castle

Between 30 April and 1 November

Southampton Water

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 090° true from the Cadland foreshore to the Warsash foreshore passing through the north-west extremity of the Esso tanker jetty but excluding those waters above the Redbridge Causeway on the River Test

Between 30 April and 1 November

Fawley Power Station

The area enclosed by a circle drawn with a radius of 556 metres around the outfall from Fawley Power Station

All year

Poole Harbour

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 011° true from Jerry’s Point, through Branksea Castle to Salterns Pier

Between 30 April and 1 November

The Fleet

All tidal waters of the Fleet inside Ferry Bridge

All year

River Exe, Devon

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 068° true from Langstone Point to Orcombe Point

Between 30 April and 1 November

River Teign

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 000° true from the Ness to the southernmost leading light

Between 30 April and 1 November

River Dart, Devon

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 064° true from Combe Point to Inner Froward Point

Between 30 April and 1 January

Salcombe Harbour

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 090° true from Splat Point to Limebury Point

Between 30 April and 1 January

River Avon, Devon

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 206° true from Warren Point at Bigbury-on-Sea to Burgh Island, and a line drawn 090° true from the southern tip of Burgh Island to the coast

Between 30 April and 1 January

River Yealm

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 205° true from Season Point to Mouthstone Point

Between 30 April and 1 January

Plymouth Rivers

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn from the western end of Mountbatten Pier 268° true to the landing beacon at Wilderness Point in the River Tamar

All year

River Fowey

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 270° true from Penleath Point to the opposite shore

Between 30 April and 1 January

Fal Estuary

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 045° true from Weir Point to Turnaware Point

Between 30 April and 1 January

Percuil River

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 151° true from St Mawes Castle to Carricknath Point

Between 30 April and 1 January

Helford River

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 199° true from Rosemullion Head to Dennis Head

Between 30 April and 1 January

Camel Estuary

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 020° true from Stepper Point to Pentire Point

Between 30 April and 1 December

River Torridge

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 290° true from Zeta Berth to the opposite shore

Between 30 April and 1 November

River Taw

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 190° true from the western end of Braunton Pill to the site of the former power station at Yelland

Between 30 April and 1 November

Aberthaw Power Station

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn at a radius of 1 nautical mile from Breaksea Point

All year

Burry Inlet

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 071° true from Whiteford Lighthouse to Llanelli Docks and a line drawn 180° true from Whiteford Lighthouse to the shore

Between 30 April and 1 November

Taf, Tywi and Gwendraeth Estuary

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 119° true from Ginst Point to Pen Towyn Point

Between 30 April and 1 November

Milford Haven

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn from the shore along the eastern side of the Texaco Terminal approach jetty to the southernmost part of the T jetty thence eastwards along the southern edge of the jetty to the extremity at No. 3 berth (51° 41.87N, 04° 57.58W) and then 098° true through the Pennar Beacon to the Llanreath foreshore (51° 41.55N, 04° 57.58W) and by a line drawn 162° true along the seaward side of the Pembroke to Neyland road bridge

Between 30 April and 1 November

Teifi Estuary

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn from the Boathouse, Penrhyn to the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert

Between 30 April and 1 November

River Dyfi

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 168° true from Trefeddian Hotel (52° 32.8N, 04° 03.6W) to the flag pole at Ynys Las (52° 31.4N, 04° 03.8W)

Between 30 April and 1 November

River Mawddach

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 226° true from the flagpole at Barmouth (52° 43.1N, 04° 03.1W) to the perch at 52° 42.7N, 04° 03.7W thence 155° true to the corner of the sea wall at Fairbourne (52° 42.5N, 04° 03.6W)

Between 30 April and 1 November

Dwyryd/Glaslyn Estuary

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 152° true from the White House (52° 54.4N, 04° 09.1W) to Harlech Point (52° 53.7N, 04° 08.5W)

Between 30 April and 1 November

Conwy Estuary

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn in a northerly direction from Penmaen-bach Point 001° true to the most westerly point of Great Ormes Head

Between 30 April and 1 November

Dee Estuary

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 213° true from Hilbre Point to Mostyn Quay

Between 31 May and 1 October

Heysham Power Station

All tidal waters enclosed by a line drawn 085° true from No. 7 buoy (54° 01.22N, 002° 56.28W) to the shore, a line drawn 020° true from No. 7 buoy towards the Dolphin (54° 02.40N, 02° 55.52W), and a line drawn 102° true through the leading lights to Heysham Harbour

All year”

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order varies the Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) Order 1990 (S.I. 1990/1156) (“the principal Order”).
The Order varies the principal Order to prohibit fishing for sea fish using sand eels for bait in the areas, and during the periods, specified in the Schedule to the Order (article 2(2)).
The Order substitutes a new Schedule for the Schedule set out in the principal Order (article 2(3)).
The Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1992 is revoked (article 3).
A single regulatory impact assessment has been prepared in relation to both this Order and the Sea Fish (Specified Sea Area) (Regulation of Nets and Prohibition of Fishing Methods) (Variation) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/74) and deposited in the Libraries of both Houses of Parliament. Copies may be obtained from:

Fisheries Division III

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Room 421d Nobel House

17 Smith Square

London SW1P 3JR



(1)
1967 c. 84; section 5(1) was substituted by section 22(1) of the Fisheries Act 1981 (c. 29); section 15(3) was substituted by paragraph 38(3) of Schedule 1 to the Sea Fisheries Act 1968 (c. 77) and amended by paragraph 16(1) of Schedule 2 to the Fishery Limits Act 1976 (c. 86); section 22(2)(a) which contains a definition of the “Ministers” for the purposes of sections 5 and 15(3) was amended by the Fisheries Act 1981, sections 19(2)(d) and 45(b).

(2)
S.I. 1990/1156, amended by S.I. 1992/3027.

(3)
S.I. 1992/3027.
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