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Fishing Vessels

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Further to the Sea Fishing (Marking and Identification of Passive Fishing Gear and Beam Trawls) (England) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1549), whether under Article 5 all such beams shall be the property of the vessel using them while under Articles 6, 7 and 8 the passive gear used by any vessel may be the property of some other vessel. [HL6977]

Beam trawls and passive fishing gear regulated by Commission Regulation 356/2005 must be marked with the appropriate markings of the fishing vessel to which it belongs. Articles 5 to 8 inclusive do not specify that the gear shall be the property of the vessel using them.