S.I. No. 641/2007 - Mussel Seed (Conservation) (No. 6) Regulations 2007

S.I. No. 641 of 2007


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 21st September, 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. 6) 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. For the purpose of fishing for mussel seed, all waters within ICES Zone VIIa contained within the Exclusive Fishery Limits of the State, south of a line drawn from Position 53° 59.865N westwards to the Irish coastline at Bellaghan Point, with the exception of the Wexford UISCE area as defined under S.I. No. 595 of 2007 are open until further notice.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

5 September 2007.


Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.


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

The effect of these Regulations is to provide for the opening of the mussel seed fishery in the Irish Sea with the exception of the Wexford area set aside for the BIM UISCE project.