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Increased Regulation of Bait-Digging

Mar 16,2007 SACN


Currently Sea Fisheries Committees are able to introduce and enforce byelaws governing the removal of fin fish and shell fish within 6 miles, but have no powers to regulate the removal of worms etc by bait diggers.

That is one of the issues addressed in the White Paper that is expected to lead to a Marine Bill, sometime in the current parliament (although it is not certain within which parlimentary session it will be introduced).

"6.60 We propose to prevent damage to sites through:

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• a stronger ecological focus for Sea Fisheries Committees (SFCs) in England, including the extension of their by-law making powers to cover fisheries related activities such as bait digging, will enable protection from a wider range of impacting activities."

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• a stronger ecological focus for Sea Fisheries Committees (SFCs) in England, including the extension of their by-law making powers to cover fisheries related activities such as bait digging, will enable protection from a wider range of impacting activities."

(The White Paper also discusses Licensing, Bag Limits and Marine Protected Areas, as well as some of the benefits that the government plans to deliver to sea anglers, and transformation of the system of Sea Fisheries Committees - see section 7)



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