Small mesh trawl nets
The use by a vessel or vessels in the case of boats engaged in pair trawling of any demersal trawl net of a
mesh size of less than 75mm may be prohibited if, in the opinion of the Committee:-
(i) the use of such nets in any part of the District is damaging
to immature fish stocks which, in the interests of the protection and development of any fishery, ought not to be disturbed
by such gear for the time being; or
(ii) the discard of fish in compliance with Bycatch Regulations has a damaging effect on any
other fishery within the District,
and prohibitions shall be notified in notices displayed at ports throughout the District, or, if the display
of such notices is not practicable, the notice shall be published in a weekly newspaper circulating in the District.
For the purposes of this byelaw a demersal trawl shall mean any trawl designed to fish on the sea bed any part
of which (including weights, wires, rope and net) is intended to be in contact with the sea bed during fishing operations.