S.I. No. 577/2001 - Herring (Prohibition on Fishing in Ices Divisions Vb, Vian, and Vib) (No 2) Order, 2001.


I, Frank Fahey, Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 223A (inserted by section 9 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1978 (No. 18 of 1978), and amended by section 4 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1983 (No. 27 of 1983)) of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959 (No. 14 of 1959), and the Fisheries (Transfer of Department Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1977 ( S.I. No. 30 of 1977 ) (as adapted by the Marine (Alteration of Name of Department and title of Minister) Order, 1997 ( S.I. No. 301 of 1997 )), hereby order as follows:

1.       This Order may be cited as the Herring (Prohibition on Fishing in ICES Divisions Vb, VIaN, and VIb) (No 2) Order, 2001 and shall come into operation at 4pm on the 17th day of December, 2001 and shall cease to have effect on the 1st day of January 2002.

2.       In this Order “the specified area” means ICES Sub-area Vb, ICES Sub-area VIa, North of 56 00 ‘N and in that part of VIa which is situated east of 07 00 ‘W and North of 55 00’N, excluding the Clyde.

3.       Neither an Irish Sea Fishing boat nor a person on board an Irish Sea Fishing boat shall engage in fishing for herring in ICES Divisions Vb, VIaN, and VIb and the master of an Irish sea-fishing boat shall not cause or permit the boat or any person on board to engage in such fishing.

4.       (1)  An Irish sea-fishing boat shall not have herring on board in ICES Divisions Vb, VIaN, and VIb.

(2)     The master of an Irish sea-fishing boat shall not cause or permit the boat or any person to have herring on board in ICES Vb, VIaN, and VIb.

5.       (1)     An Irish sea-fishing boat shall not be used for the landing or transhipment of herring in ICES Divisions Vb, VIaN, and VIb.

(2)     The master of an Irish sea-fishing boat shall not cause or permit the boat to be used in ICES Division Vb, VIaN, and VIb for the landing or transhipment of herring.

6.       (1)     In a prosecution for an offence under Article 5 of this Order the following shall be prima facie evidence that the sea-fishing boat concerned was, at the time of the alleged offence, used for the transhipment or landing of herring in contravention of that Article;

(a)      evidence that such sea-fishing boat had on board any books, papers or other documents from which it appears to the Court that on the day on which the offence is alleged to have been committed, herring were received on board otherwise than in the course of fishing or herring were landed or transhipped from the boat,

(b)      any admission by any person who is for the time being the master or other person in charge, or another member of the crew, of such sea-fishing boat that at such time she was so used;

(c)      any other matter from which it so appears that such sea-fishing boat was so used or which in the opinion of the Court suggests, or tends to suggest, that such sea-fishing boat was so used;

(2)      In a prosecution for an offence under Article 4 of this Order it shall be a defence for the defendant to prove that the herring to which the prosecution relates -

(a)      were taken in the course of fishing that did not contravene Article 3 of this Order, or

(b)      were taken outside ICES Vb, VIaN, and VIb.

7.       Notwithstanding anything contained in this Order, an Irish sea-fishing boat may have herring on board and land or tranship herring in ICES Divisions Vb, VIaN, and VIb.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

this 17th day of December, 2001.

Frank Fahey

Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order prohibits fishing for, transhipping, landing or having on board herring by Irish sea-fishing boats in ICES Divisions Vb, VIaN, and VIb with effect from 4pm on the 17th December, 2001 and shall cease to have effect on the 1st day of January 2002.

NOTICE FOR PRESS/IRIS OIFIGIUIL

Herring (Prohibition on Fishing in ICES Divisions Vb, VIaN and VIb) Order, 1996

The Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources, Dr. Michael Woods, has made the above named Order, the effect of which is to prohibit Irish vessels fishing for herring in ICES Sub-areas Vb), VIaN and VIb) with effect from the th of December 1998.