S.I. No. 57/2020 - Sea Fisheries (Quotas) Regulations 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 3rd March, 2020.

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 effect to Council Regulation (EU) 2020/123 of 27 January 20201 , hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) Regulations 2020.

2. (1) In these Regulations “Quota Regulation” means Council Regulation (EU) 2020/123 of 27 January 2020.

(2) A word or expression that is used in the 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 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 Articles 5(2), 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39(2), 40, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51 and 52 of the Quota Regulation.

4. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), 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 Article 10(1), (2) and (3) of the Quota Regulation in relation to sea bass.

(2) The master of an Irish sea-fishing boat operating in ICES Sub-area 6 or ICES Sub-area 7 is subject to the Bass (Conservation of Stocks) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 230 of 2006 ) in relation to sea bass.

(3) A person engaged in recreational fisheries that is fishing for sea bass shall comply with Article 10(5) and (6) of the Quota Regulation.

5. The Sea-Fisheries (Quotas) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 71 of 2019) are revoked.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

26 February, 2020.

MICHAEL CREED,

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations have the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Council Regulation (EU) 2020/123 fixing for 2020 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters

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