S.I. No. 9/2017 - Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) (Deep-Sea Stocks) Regulations 2017.
Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 20th January, 2017.
I, MICHAEL CREED, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 3 and 14 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 (No. 8 of 2006) and the Sea-Fisheries, Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2007 ( S.I. No. 707 of 2007 ) (as adapted by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 455 of 2011 )), for the purpose of giving full effect to Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2285 of 12 December 20161 hereby make the following Regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) (Deep-Sea Stocks) Regulations 2017.
2. (1) In these Regulations—
“Deep Sea Quota Regulation” means Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2285 of 12 December 2016.
(2) A word or expression that is used in the Deep Sea Quota Regulation and is also used in these Regulations, has, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning in these Regulations as it has in the Deep Sea Quota Regulation.
3. The master of—
(a) an Irish sea-fishing boat wherever it may be, or
(b) a sea-fishing boat in the exclusive fishing limits of the State
shall comply with the requirements imposed by the Deep Sea Quota Regulation in respect of fishing vessels and masters of such vessels.
4. The Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) (Deep-Sea Stocks) Regulations 2015 ( S.I. No. 80 of 2015 ) are revoked.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
12 January 2017.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Regulations give effect to the provisions of Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2285 of 12 December 2016 fixing for 2017 and 2018 the annual fishing opportunities available to Community fishing vessels for stocks of deep-sea species in Community waters and in certain non-Community waters where catch limitations are required, and the specific conditions under which such fishing opportunities may be used.