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Bottom Towed Fishing Gear Byelaw

The Authority for the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation District, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 155 and 156 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 hereby makes the following Byelaw for that District.

 

Definitions

In this byelaw:

1. "the Authority" means the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as defined in Articles 2 and 4 of the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2190);

2. "bottom towed fishing gear" means any beam trawl, otter trawl, multi-rig trawl, pair trawl, anchor seine, Scottish seine, dredge or other similar fishing instrument designed to take sea fisheries resources from the seabed;

3. "the District" means the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation District as defined in Articles 2 and 3 of the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No. 2190);

4. "the prohibited areas" means "Prohibited Area 1 - Thanet Coast SAC", "Prohibited Area 2 - Essex Estuaries SAC" and "Prohibited Area 3 - Folkestone Promerania MCZ" as defined in the Schedule.

 

A PERSON MUST NOT USE BOTTOM TOWED FISHING GEAR WITHIN THE PROHIBITED AREAS (HIGHLIGHTED IN RED ON THE ATTACHED DOWNLOAD)