S.I. No. 500/2005 - European Communities (Aquaculture Animals and Fish) (Placing on the Market and Control of Certain Diseases) (Amendment) Regulations 2005


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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS.

S.I. No. 500 of 2005 .


EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AQUACULTURE ANIMALS AND FISH) (PLACING ON THE MARKET AND CONTROL OF CERTAIN DISEASES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2005.

S.I. No. 500 of 2005 .

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AQUACULTURE ANIMALS AND FISH) (PLACING ON THE MARKET AND CONTROL OF CERTAIN DISEASES) REGULATIONS 2005.

I, NOEL DEMPSEY, Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, 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 Council Directive 91/67/EEC of 28 January 19911 (as amended by Council Directive 95/22/EEC of 22 June 19952 and Council Directive 93/53/EEC of 24 June 19933, hereby make the following regulations:

1.   These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Aquaculture Animals and Fish) (Placing on the Market and Control of Certain Diseases) (Amendment Regulations 2005 and come into operation on 5 August 2005.

2.   The European Communities (Aquaculture Animals and Fish) (Placing on the Market and Control of Certain Diseases) Regulations 1996 ( S.I. No. 253 of 1996 ) are amended—

(a)  in Regulation 2(1), by substituting for the definition of “the Minister” the following:

“ ‘Minister’ means Minister for Communications Marine and Natural Resources;”,

(b)  in Regulation 24, by substituting for paragraph (1 the following:

“(1)  A person who contravenes or fails to comply with a requirement of these Regulations is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €5,000.

(1A)  Paragraph (1) does not apply to a requirement placed on the Minister.”, and

(c)  in Schedule 11, by inserting after Area 5 Achill Sound the following Area:

“Area 6

Lough Foyle

That part of Lough Foyle bounded by the high water mark and enclosed by a line drawn between the most northerly point of the high water mark of Greencastle Fort in the County of Donegal and the most northerly part of the high water mark at Martello Tower at Magilligan Point in the County of Londonderry in Northern Ireland.”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 25th day of July 2005.

 

NOEL DEMPSEY,

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations amend the European Communities (Aquaculture and Fish) (Placing on the Market and Control of Certain Diseases) Regulations 1996 ( S.I. No. 253 of 1996 ) to specify Lough Foyle under Schedule 11 of that S.I., and to provide for additional textual amendments.