No person shall use when fishing for herring within that part of the Local Fisheries
which is situated in the Thames Estuary West of a line 1º20’E, a drift
net with a mesh of less than
54 millimetres or a trawl net with a mesh of less than 50 millimetres as measured
in accordance with Commission Regulation (EEC) 2108/84.
No person shall remove herring from within that part of the Local Fisheries District
which is situated within the Thames Estuary west of a line longitude 1o10’E after the date determined annually
as the closure date of the Thames Estuary Herring Fishery (when the total allowable catch for that fishery has been taken
No person shall operate a trawl, dredge or anchored net over or on the Eagle
Bank off the coast of the County of Essex and/or Studhill (known also as the Herring Bank) off the coast of the County of
Kent during the period 1st February to 1st June in any year.
No person or persons shall use when fishing for herring from a vessel any drift
net or group of drift nets exceeding 250 metres in length in the areas defined as the Eagle Bank and Studhill (also known
as the Herring Bank) between 1 March and 30 June.
For the purpose of this byelaw, the Eagle Bank is defined
as the area enclosed by a straight line drawn from a point 510 44.683’N, 010 04.417’E to
a point 510 43.85’N, 010 05.17’E, thence to a point 510 44.1’N, 010
03.917’E, thence to a point 510 44.58’N, 010 02.67’E, and finally to a point
510 44.683’N, 010 04.417’E. Studhill (known also as the Herring Bank) is defined as the
area enclosed within a radius of one nautical mile from the end of the landing stage at Herne Bay pier, situated at latitude
510 23’N and longitude 10 07’E.