Trawling Exclusion Byelaw

The Committee for the Sussex Sea Fisheries District in exercise of their powers under Section 5 of the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966 hereby make the following byelaw:

No person shall, in fishing for sea fish with a trawl or trawls within the District during the period beginning the first day of May and ending the last day of October both dates inclusive, fish within an area extending a quarter of a nautical mile seaward from the mark of lowest astronomical tide except that this byelaw shall not apply to the following areas:

(a) the area between a line drawn in a due southerly direction from the mark of lowest astronomical tide at Holywell, Eastbourne defined as 50 44.38N 000 14.90E and a line drawn in a true southerly direction from the mark of lowest astronomical tide at Cuckmere Haven defined as 50 45.35N 000 09.50E.

(b) that part of the District that lies to the west of the western breakwater of Shoreham Harbour defined as 50 49.50N 000 14.90W.

Explanatory Note (This does not form part of the byelaw) The purpose of this byelaw is to protect juvenile fish which are present within the excluded areas at the times defined.

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