No person shall use within the District in fishing for sea fish or shellfish any net or
any other instrument except:-
(i) from the beach
or from a boat the overall length of which does not exceed 17 metres and when
using trawl nets, dredges or other towed fishing instruments whose total engine does not exceed 221 kilowatts or, in the case
of derated engines, did not exceed 243 kilowatts before derating; or
(ii) for scientific
purposes or for stocking or breeding purposes with the consent of the Committee.
For the purpose of this byelaw, engine power shall be defined as the combined total of the
maximum continuous power which can be obtained at the flywheel of all engines which can, by mechanical, electrical, hydraulic
or other means, be applied to vessel propulsion, as advised by the engine manufacturers under normal running conditions when
No deduction shall be made in respect of any auxiliary machinery driven by the engine.
For the purposes of this byelaw, the length of a vessel shall be the length overall, defined
as the distance in a straight line between the foremost point of the bow and the aftermost point of the stern.
The bow is to be taken to include the watertight hull structure, forecastle, stem and forward
bulwark, if fitted to exclude bowsprits and safety rails.
The stern is to be taken to include the watertight hull structure, transom, poop, trawl
ramp and bulwark, but to exclude safety rails, bumkins, propulsion machinery, rudders and steering gear, and divers’
ladders and platforms.
The length overall shall be measured in metres with an accuracy of two decimal places.
This byelaw shall not apply in that part of the district which lies between a line drawn
3 nautical miles to seaward from baselines and a line drawn 6 nautical miles to seaward from baselines, to any vessel exceeding
17 metres overall length or 221 Kw engine power, or both, provided that the owner has prior to the confirmation of this byelaw
fished in the said part of the district, and who has applied in writing for registration with the Committee within six months
from the date of advertisement of this byelaw and subsequently been entered onto the register and as long as the vessel remains
in the same ownership.
For the purpose of this byelaw “owner” means the owner as recorded
in the register held by the registrar of shipping for the country of the vessel.