S.I. No. 415/2007 - Mussel Seed (Conservation) (No. 3) Regulations 2007


S.I. No. 415 of 2007

MUSSEL SEED (CONSERVATION) (NO. 3) REGULATIONS 2007

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 10th July, 2007.

I, EAMON RYAN, Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 15 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 (No. 8 of 2006) and the Marine (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2006 ( S.I. No. 167 of 2006 ), hereby make the following regulations—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Mussel Seed (Conservation) (No. 3) Regulations 2007.

2. In these Regulations—

“mussels” means mytilus edulis;

“mussel seed” means mussels of any kind whether alive or dead and includes any part of a mussel and the shell, or any part of the shell, of a mussel seed and which are not intended for direct human consumption.

3. It is prohibited to engage in fishing for mussel seed in the following areas until further notice—

(A) Wicklow Head in the Irish Sea bounded by the following coordinates

Latitude

Longitude

Point 1

53. 06.00 N

and

006 02.500 W across to

Point 2

53 06.00 N

and

005 51. 00 W down to

Point 3

52 55.500 N

and

006 02.500W across to

Point 4

52 55.500 N

and

005 51.00

Area includes India Bank, breeches shoal Wicklow Head.

(B) Wexford coast,

Cahore

52 33.850 N

and

006 11.400 W down to

52 14.500 N

and

006 13.400 and all the area westward from the line described to the shoreline.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

4 July 2007

EAMON RYAN,

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).

The effect of these Regulations is to prohibit fishing for mussel seed in the areas of the Irish Sea off Wicklow Head and Cahore Point until further notice, for the purposes of mussel seed management and conservation.