Byelaws

This page contains information on the byelaws currently in place within the Southern IFCA District.

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Section 6 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2011 transferred the byelaws made by the Southern Sea Fisheries Committee to the Southern IFCA for those parts of the District that were previously regulated by the SSFC. The Southern IFCA District was extended form that of the SSFC which means that the IFCA District includes areas that were previously regulated by the Sussex Sea Fisheries Committee and the Environment Agency and that relevant byelaws were transferred to the Southern IFCA for those parts of the District that were previously regulated by those bodies.

The Southern IFCA also has byelaws which were created under the IFCA in exercise of its powers under sections 155 and 156 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

The Southern IFCA is carrying out a strategic review of its legacy byelaws reviewing the suitability of current regulations and considering the need for additional management to support sustainable fishing activities. The byelaw book and those byelaws listed below will be updated as required, please also refer to our News page for details of any new management measures or Contact Us for further information. A paper copy of the byelaw book can be requested from enquiries@southern-ifca.gov.uk or by telephoning 01202 721373.

Southern IFCA Byelaws

Weymouth Bay
From: 500 32.58"N 20 24.50"W (Vicinity Grove Point).
To: 500 37.04"N 20 15.31"W
(Approx. 900 metres West of Lulworth Cove)
Poole Bay From: 500 35.37"N 10 56.59"W
(Durlston Head)

To: 500 39.35"N 10 34.41"W
( Sun Corner)

East Wight

From: 500 36.00"N 10 10.42"W
(Church Rocks)

To: 500 43.03"N 00 47.39"W

(Approx. 350 metres South of Selsey Bill)

Nothing in these byelaws shall apply to any person fishing for taking removing or dredging any sea fish for scientific or experimental purposes under the written authority on the behalf of the Authority signed by their Chief Executive and in accordance with the conditions contained in the authority.

The expressions “mechanical power” shall mean power other than that derived from the use of oars of sails.

The information is provided to assist fishermen and should not be used as a definitive statement of current regulations. The original byelaws are held at the Authority’s office and copies are available on request.

Fishing Under Mechanical Power – Closed Area

Between the 1st day of May and the 31st day of August in the same year both days inclusive no person shall use in fishing for sea fish any trawl net in connection with a vessel which is for the time being propelled either entirely or in part by means of mechanical power in that part of the District which lies within one nautical mile from any part of the coast (measured from the general line of the coast at mean high-water spring tides) between a line drawn true South along longitude 2 degrees 50.4 minutes West from the most southerly portion of the base of Golden Cap and a line drawn due South from Chesil Beach on a longitude of 2 degrees 33.5 minutes West.

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Poole Harbour – Prawns Close Season

During the period from 1st day of January to the 31st day of July in any year (both days inclusive) no person shall in Poole Harbour Dorset West of and within the line of the ferry across the mouth of the said Harbour fish for any prawns or remove any prawns from the fishery.

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Periwinkles

No person shall take from a fishery any periwinkles between the 15th day of May in any year and the 15th day of September in the same year, both days inclusive. No person shall take periwinkles except by hand picking.

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Oysters

(a) No person shall remove from a public or regulated fishery any oyster (other than Portuguese oysters and Pacific Oysters) which will pass through a circular ring of 70mm in internal diameter.

(b) No person shall remove from a public fishery any cultch or other materials for the reception of the spawn or young of any shellfish unless such removal is necessary for the destruction of pests or their spawn or of disease or is in accordance with established principles of oyster cultivation.

(c) Any such oyster cultch or other material for the reception of spat, which may be lifted while fishing or otherwise, the removal of which from a public fishery is prohibited by the above byelaws, shall at once be redeposited as nearly as possible on the same fishing ground.

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Regulation of the Use of Stake or Stop Nets in Langstone Harbour

In that part of the District within Langstone Harbour which lies north of a line across the harbour entrance between Gunner Point and Eastney Lake Pumping Outfall Light, no person shall in fishing for sea fish place or maintain across or partly across a channel or creek, at any place which becomes dry at low water, any stake, stop or dosh net during the period between the commencement of the last hour before the tide leaves that place and the expiration of the first hour after the tide has begun to re-flow at that place.

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Oysters, Clams, Mussels – Prohibition on Night Fishing

No person shall dredge or fish for or take any oysters, clams or mussels on any day before 8.00 am or after 4.00 pm (local time). Provided that this Byelaw:-

(a) Shall not affect any Byelaw relating to close seasons or to any requirements for holding any licences; and

(b) Shall not apply to the taking of any clams or mussels during any close season for oysters imposed by any Byelaw or under any Regulating Order for the time being in force: and

(c) Shall not apply to the taking of any clams by hand picking: and

(d) Shall not apply to the dredging or fishing for or taking of clams in Southampton Water North of the line joining the Northern ends of the Hamble and Fawley Oil Terminal Jetties; and

(e) Shall not apply to the dredging or fishing for or taking of clams and mussels West of a line drawn North South through the Needles Lighthouse.

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Oyster Dredges

In dredging or fishing for oysters in any fishery no dredge shall be used which has a front edge or blade exceeding 1.5 metres in length and if two or more dredges are in dredging or fishing for oysters used at the same time in or from the same boat or vessel the total length of the front edges or blades of such dredges when added together shall not exceed 3.0 metres.

This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of several fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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Temporary Closure of Shellfish Beds

Where in the opinion of the Committee, in any fishery, any bed or part of a bed of shellfish is so severely depleted as to require temporary closure in order to ensure recovery, or any bed or part of a bed contains mainly immature or undersized shellfish which in the interests of the protection and development of the fishery ought not to be fished for the time being, or any bed of transplanted shellfish ought not to be fished until it has become established, and where the bed or part thereof has been clearly defined in notices displayed in the vicinity prohibiting the removal of the shellfish, or where the display of notices is not practicable notice has been given by publishing a notice in a weekly newspaper circulating in the District in which that shellfish bed or part of bed is situated. No person shall, while the bed or part thereof is so defined, take away any shellfish without the consent of the Committee.

For the purpose of this Byelaw the term "shellfish" means mussels, oysters and clams.

Currently in force in the Solent 

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Oyster Close Season

No person shall dredge or fish for in or take from any fishery oysters during the period from 1st day of March to the 31st day of October in any year both days inclusive.

Provided that between 14th May in any year and the following 4th August (both days inclusive) this Byelaw shall not apply within that part of the District which is within 10 miles of South Haven Point at the entrance to Poole Harbour where the oysters so taken are intended for the purpose of oyster cultivation by being placed without delay and without prior sale on an oyster cultivation bed or laying situated within the areas in and near the Harbour at Poole which are comprised in and described by the Poole Fishery Order and within such bed or laying there is at the time a several right of fishery for oysters.

This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of several fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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American Hard Shelled Clams – Minimum Size

No person shall remove from a fishery any clam of the species Mercenaria mercenaria which measures less than 63 mm across the longest part of the shell.

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Fishing for Oysters Mussels and Clams

When fishing for oysters, clams and mussels in any fishery only the following methods may be used:

a. Handpicking

b. Dredging using a dredge with a rigid framed mouth so designed as to take shellfish only when towed along the sea bed. Shellfish may only be removed from the dredge when it has been hauled and lifted into the vessel.

This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of Several Fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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Fixed Engines

1. The placing and use of fixed engines, other than Fyke nets, for the taking of seafish is prohibited during the period from 1 April to 30 September(both days inclusive) in any year in the following areas:-

(a) Poole Harbour. All parts of Poole Harbour to the West of the line of the Chain Ferry between South Haven Point and Sandbanks and all parts of any river or stream flowing into Poole Harbour which fall within the Southern Sea Fisheries District.

(b) Keyhaven. The area enclosed by Hurst Beach and Hurst Point to the South and West, by a line drawn true North from the Northern tip of North Point to Keyhaven Marshes to the East and extending North to the ordinary limit of High Water.

(c) Lymington. All parts of the Lymington River which lie to the North West of a line drawn true South West from the Seaward end of the Rail Ferry Terminal Jetty and within the Southern Sea Fisheries District.

(d) Test and Itchen. All parts of the Rivers Test and Itchen upstream of a line drawn due East and West from the Southern end of the Port of Southampton Dockhead and within the Southern Sea Fisheries District.

(e) River Meon. The area within 800 metres of the River Meon sluice gate at Hillhead.

2. Lyme Bay.No fixed net may be set in the areas enclosed by the lines: from longitude 2°56.70’W (Western boundary of the District) to a point bearing 180° True and from longitude 2°41.40’W (East of Burton Mere) to a point bearing 211° True within one nautical mile of the shore as defined by the lowest astronomical tide during the period from 1st May to 31st July inclusive unlessthe headline of every fixed net is set at least three metres below the surface of the water at any state of the tide.

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Vessels Used in Fishing for Sale

No person shall use or permit the use of any vessel for fishing for or taking sea fish for the purpose of sale other than an open or undecked boat navigated by oars only unless he has, within the previous 24 months, registered or re-registered (as the case may be) this vessel with the Committee and has obtained a certificate to that effect signed by the Chief Fishery Officer of the Committee, which certificate shall be issued without payment upon application on the prescribed form and upon production of the Certificate of Registry of the said vessel as a British Sea Fishing Boat under Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988.

This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of Several Fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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Grey Mullet – Minimum Size

No person shall take from the fishery any grey mullet that measures less than 30 cms when measured from the tip of the snout to the end of the tailfin.

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Mussels

No person shall remove from a fishery any mussel less than 50mm in length except where the mussels so removed are intended for the purpose of mussel cultivation by being placed without delay on a mussel cultivation bed or laying situated within the Southern Sea Fisheries District and within such bed or laying there is at the time a several or charter or other private right of fishery for mussels. Mussels for relaying may not be removed without first obtaining from the Chief Fishery Officer of the Committee his consent in writing which consent shall be given only if in the opinion of such Chief Fishery Officer their removal will not have a detrimental effect upon the fishery.

This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of Several Fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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Redeposit of Shellfish

Any person who takes any shellfish, the removal of which from a fishery is prohibited by any byelaw in force in the District, or the possession of which is prohibited by any Act of Parliament or Statutory Instrument shall forthwith redeposit the same, without injury, as nearly as possible in the place from which it was taken.

This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of several fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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Foul Hooking

No person shall use any instrument or device whether used with a rod or line or otherwise for the purpose of foul hooking any mullet or bass. In this Byelaw the term "foul hooking" means the deliberate act of hooking the fish in the body, posterior to the eyes.

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Skates and Rays – Minimum Size

No person shall take:
(a)          any skate or ray that measures less than 40cm between the extreme tips of the wings; or
 
(b)          any wing which measures less than 20cm in its maximum dimension and which is detached from the body of a skate or ray.
 
(c)          “This byelaw does not apply where the landing obligation under Article 15 of Regulation (EU 1380/2013 requires the fish to be landed.”
 
Explanation note
Section (c) is a new insertion to this byelaw made under “The Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (Miscellaneous Byelaw Amendments) (England) Order 2015” which came into force on 30th November 2015.
It is to fall in line with the new demersal landing obligation from 1st January 2016 under Article 15 of Regulation (EU 1380/2013. This obligation only applies to commercial fishermen. Click here for Amendment Order


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Electric Current

No person shall within the District take or kill any sea fish by the discharge of electric current.

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Minimum Fish Sizes

No person shall take from the fishery any fish of the following species that measures less than the size listed when measured from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail.

cms
Black Seabream 23
Brill 30
Dab 23
Conger Eel 58
Flounder 27
Lemon Sole 25
Red Mullet 15
Shad 30
Turbot 30
Witch Flounder 28

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Scallop Fishing

a. When dredging for scallops (Pectenmaximus) within any fishery the maximum number of dredges which may be towed at any time is twelve. All dredges must be fitted with a spring loaded tooth bar and the mouth of any dredge must not exceed 85 cm in overall width. No more than two tow bars may be used at any time and the maximum length of any tow bar shall not exceed 5.18 metres including attachments.

b. No person shall fish for or take any scallop from any fishery on any day before 0700 local time and after 1900 local time.

This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of Several Fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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Protection of Berried (Egg Bearing) Lobsters

1. This byelaw applies throughout the Southern Sea Fisheries District.

2. No person shall remove from the fishery any berried lobster of the species Homarusgammarus.

3. Any berried lobster so berried shall be immediately returned to the sea, as near as possible to the place from which it was taken.

4. For the purpose of this byelaw “berried” shall mean the carrying of any eggs or spawn attached to the tail or some other exterior part of the lobster, or such a condition as to show at the time when it was taken the animal was carrying eggs or spawn so attached.

5. Provided that this byelaw shall not apply to any person removing berried lobster for scientific purposes, under the written authority of the Southern Sea Fisheries Committee and in accordance with the conditions contained in that authority.

6. This byelaw does not prejudicially affect any right of several fishery under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.

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Vessels Used in Fishing 2012

1 Definitions

(1) In this byelaw:

"The Authority" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as defined in articles 2 and 3 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010/2198);

"the 1983 baselines" means the 1983 baselines as defined in the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010/2198);

"the District" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation District as defined in articles 2 and 4 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010/2198);

“the extended area" means so much of the sea as lies within the following boundaries:
  1. A line drawn along the western side of the road-bridge leading from Langstone to Hayling Island in the County of Hampshire and continued to the southern extremity of the said bridge straight to the flagstaff of the Hayling Island Coastguard station (50° 46.90’N 0° 58.18’W) and thence seawards in a true southerly direction; and
  2. The eastern boundary of the District as defined in regulation 3(5)(b) and Part 2 of the Table in the Schedule to the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010/2198);
"overall length" has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Regulations 1993 (SI 1993/3138);

"pleasure vessel" has the same meaning as in the definition in regulation 2(1) of the Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2771), but excluding the vessels referred to in subparagraph (b) of that definition.

"the Southern Committee" means the Committee of the Southern Sea Fisheries District as established from time to time by Order under the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966;

"the Sussex Committee" means the Committee of the Sussex Sea Fisheries District as established from time to time by Order under the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966;

(2) Ownership of a vessel is to be determined by reference to the Register of British Ships established under the Merchant Shipping (Register of Ships etc) Act 1993 and, for the purposes of this Byelaw, the ownership of a vessel changes when a new owner is added to the vessel's details in the Register, whether in substitution for or in addition to the existing owner or owners.

2 Restriction on the use of vessels of specified descriptions

(1)  No person shall use any vessel which exceeds 12 metres in overall length for fishing for or taking sea fish.

(2)  This restriction is subject to the exceptions in paragraph 3.

3  Exceptions
 
(1) This Byelaw shall not apply in so much of the sea as lies inside a line drawn three nautical miles to seaward from the 1983 baselines to any vessel over 12 metres in overall length registered with the Southern Committee on 1st January 1995 to fish for the purpose of sale.
 
(2) This Byelaw shall not apply in so much of the sea as lies between a line drawn three nautical miles to seaward from the 1983 baselines and a line drawn six nautical miles to seaward from the 1983 baselines to any vessel over 12 metres in overall length which was registered with the Southern Committee on 27th July 1995 to fish for the purpose of sale, unless:
  1. In the case of a vessel based at a port within the District boundaries, it has ceased to be so based since 27th July 1995;
  2. In the case of a vessel not based at a port within the District boundaries, its ownership has changed since 27th July 1995.
(3) This Byelaw shall not apply in the extended area to any vessel which is over 12 metres in overall length and not more than 14 metres in overall length, provided that:

(a) The owner of the vessel has satisfied the Authority within 60 days of this byelaw coming into force, that the vessel was used for fishing in the extended area between 1st October 2010 and 20th December 2012;

(b) The Authority has confirmed in writing to the owner of the vessel that it is so satisfied; and

(c) The vessel's ownership has not changed since 1st October 2010.

(4) This Byelaw shall not apply in that part of the extended area which lies between a line drawn three nautical mile to seaward from the 1983 baselines and a line drawn six nautical miles to seaward from the 1983 baselines to any vessel which is over 14 metres in overall length, provided that:

(a) The owner of the vessel has satisfied the Authority within 60 days of this byelaw coming into force, that the vessel was used for fishing in the extended area between 1st October 2010 and 20th December 2012;

(b)The Authority has confirmed in writing to the owner of the vessel that it is so satisfied; and

(c)The vessel's ownership has not changed since 1st October 2010

(5)  This Byelaw shall not apply to any vessel being used wholly for the purpose of conveying persons engaged in fishing for pleasure using rod and line or in diving for pleasure, unless:
 
(a) the vessel is registered in Part II of the Register of British ships and is licensed to fish; or

(b)there are more than 12 passengers on board the vessel.

(6)  This Byelaw shall not apply to any pleasure vessel. 

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Prohibition of Gathering (Sea Fisheries Resources) in Seagrass Beds

Definitions

(1) In this byelaw:

a. “the Authority" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as defined in Articles 2 and 4 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No /2198);

b. "the District" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation District as defined in Articles 2 and 3 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No. /2198);

c. "the prohibited areas" means the areas set out in the Schedule to this Byelaw.

Prohibition
 
(2)     No person shall dig for, fish for or take any sea fisheries resource in or from the prohibited areas.
 
(3)     The prohibition in paragraph 2 does not apply to the fishing for or taking of sea fisheries resources:
a)         by means of a net;
b)         by means of a rod and line; or
c)         by means of a hook and line.

(4)    The prohibition in paragraph 2 does not apply to the fishing for or taking of sea fisheries resources using a vessel, provided that no part of the vessel’s hull is in contact with the seabed.

(5)    No person shall have with them in the prohibited areas any rake, spade, fork or any similar tool.

(6)    The prohibition in paragraph 2 and 3 does not apply above the level of mean high spring water tide.

(7)   This byelaw shall not apply to any person performing an act which would otherwise constitute an offence against this byelaw, if that act was carried out in accordance with a written permission issued by Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority permitting that act for scientific, stocking or breeding purposes.
 
Schedule
 
DEFINITIONS OF “THE PROHIBITED AREAS”
 
AREA 1 – CHICHESTER HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 1 (50 Degrees 48.957 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.902 minutes West) to
Point 2 (50 Degrees 48.337 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.666 minutes West) to
Point 3 (50 Degrees 48.223 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.977 minutes West) to
Point 4 (50 Degrees 48.285 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.357 minutes West) to
Point 5 (50 Degrees 48.398 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.432 minutes West) to
Point 6 (50 Degrees 48.509 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.336 minutes West) to
Point 7 (50 Degrees 48.711 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.405 minutes West) to
Point 8 (50 Degrees 49.032 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.030 minutes West).
Point 8 is then joined by a line to Point 1.
 
AREA 2 – CHICHESTER HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 9 (50 Degrees 48.664 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.858 minutes West) to
Point 10 (50 Degrees 48.606 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.819 minutes West) to
Point 11 (50 Degrees 48.633 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.660 minutes West) to
Point 12 (50 Degrees 48.586 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.595 minutes West) to
Point 13 (50 Degrees 48.409 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.599 minutes West) to
Point 14 (50 Degrees 48.420 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.796 minutes West) to
Point 15 (50 Degrees 48.522 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.728 minutes West) to
Point 16 (50 Degrees 48.580 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.949 minutes West) to
Point 17 (50 Degrees 48.641 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.044 minutes West).
Point 17 is then joined by a line to Point 9.
 
AREA 3 – CHICHESTER HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 18 (50 Degrees 48.164 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.929 minutes West) to
Point 19 (50 Degrees 48.195 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.970 minutes West) to
Point 20 (50 Degrees 48.323 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.875 minutes West) to
Point 21 (50 Degrees 48.311 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.821 minutes West) to
Point 22 (50 Degrees 48.206 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.861 minutes West).
From point 22 along the coast at the level of mean high spring water tide to point 18.
 
AREA 4 – CHICHESTER HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 23 (50 Degrees 47.786 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.380 minutes West) to
Point 24 (50 Degrees 47.665 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.604 minutes West) to
Point 25 (50 Degrees 47.068 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.650 minutes West)
From point 25 along the coast at the level of mean high spring water tide to point 26.
Point 26 (50 Degrees 46.976 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.016 minutes West) to
Point 27 (50 Degrees 47.050 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.077 minutes West)
From point 27 along the coast at the level of mean high spring water tide to point 28.
Point 28 (50 Degrees 47.365 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.396 minutes West) to
Point 29 (50 Degrees 47.655 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.323 minutes West).
From point 29 along the coast at the level of mean high spring water tide to point 23.
 
AREA 5 – LANGSTONE HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 30 (50 Degrees 48.837 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.224 minutes West) to
Point 31 (50 Degrees 48.666 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.376 minutes West) to
Point 32 (50 Degrees 48.331 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.415 minutes West) to
Point 33 (50 Degrees 48.241 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.389 minutes West) to
Point 34 (50 Degrees 48.128 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.463 minutes West) to
Point 35 (50 Degrees 48.027 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.637 minutes West) to
Point 36 (50 Degrees 47.897 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.698 minutes West) to
Point 37 (50 Degrees 47.733 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.965 minutes West) to
Point 38 (50 Degrees 47.722 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.179 minutes West) to
Point 39 (50 Degrees 47.651 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.313 minutes West) to
Point 40 (50 Degrees 47.705 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.520 minutes West) to
Point 41 (50 Degrees 47.936 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.513 minutes West) to
Point 42 (50 Degrees 48.028 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.130 minutes West) to
Point 43 (50 Degrees 47.938 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.929 minutes West) to
Point 44 (50 Degrees 47.953 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.892 minutes West) to
Point 45 (50 Degrees 48.135 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.954 minutes West) to
Point 46 (50 Degrees 48.246 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.520 minutes West) to
Point 47 (50 Degrees 48.450 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.061 minutes West) to
Point 48 (50 Degrees 48.788 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.618 minutes West) to
Point 49 (50 Degrees 48.689 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.470 minutes West) to
Point 50 (50 Degrees 48.877 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.301 minutes West).
Point 50 is then joined by a line to Point 30.
 
AREA 6 – LANGSTONE HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 51 (50 Degrees 50.077 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.354 minutes West) to
Point 52 (50 Degrees 50.031 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.296 minutes West) to
Point 53 (50 Degrees 50.002 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.369 minutes West) to
Point 54 (50 Degrees 49.970 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.339 minutes West) to
Point 55 (50 Degrees 49.903 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.429 minutes West) to
Point 56 (50 Degrees 50.003 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.539 minutes West) to
POINT 56 IS THEN JOINED BY A LINE TO POINT 51.
Point 57 (50 Degrees 49.989 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.301 minutes West) to
Point 58 (50 Degrees 49.917 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.179 minutes West) to
Point 59 (50 Degrees 49.823 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.316 minutes West) to
Point 60 (50 Degrees 49.876 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.379 minutes West).
Point 60 is then joined by a line to Point 57.
 
AREA 7 – LANGSTONE HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 61 (50 Degrees 49.745 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.167 minutes West) to
Point 62 (50 Degrees 49.711 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.920 minutes West) to
Point 63 (50 Degrees 49.579 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.900 minutes West) to
Point 64 (50 Degrees 49.360 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.559 minutes West) to
Point 65 (50 Degrees 49.074 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.473 minutes West) to
Point 66 (50 Degrees 48.950 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.808 minutes West) to
Point 67 (50 Degrees 49.194 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.104 minutes West) to
Point 68 (50 Degrees 49.379 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.899 minutes West) to
Point 69 (50 Degrees 49.543 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.128 minutes West) to
Point 70 (50 Degrees 49.521 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.236 minutes West) to
Point 71 (50 Degrees 49.555 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.276 minutes West).
Point 71 is then joined by a line to Point 61.
 
AREA 8 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 72 (50 Degrees 50.565 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.331 minutes West) to
Point 73 (50 Degrees 50.440 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.700 minutes West) to
Point 74 (50 Degrees 50.575 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.758 minutes West) to
Point 75 (50 Degrees 50.631 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.670 minutes West) to
Point 76 (50 Degrees 50.661 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.429 minutes West).
Point 76 is then joined by a line to Point 72.
 
AREA 9 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 77 (50 Degrees 50.336 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.585 minutes West) to
Point 78 (50 Degrees 50.305 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.548 minutes West) to
Point 79 (50 Degrees 50.270 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.623 minutes West) to
Point 80 (50 Degrees 50.300 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.653 minutes West).
Point 80 is then joined by a line to Point 77.
 
AREA 10 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 81 (50 Degrees 50.279 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.145 minutes West) to
Point 82 (50 Degrees 50.166 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.063 minutes West) to
Point 83 (50 Degrees 50.150 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.123 minutes West) to
Point 84 (50 Degrees 50.246 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.215 minutes West).
Point 84 is then joined by a line to Point 81.
 
AREA 11 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 85 (50 Degrees 50.249 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.694 minutes West) to
Point 86 (50 Degrees 50.157 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.660 minutes West) to
Point 87 (50 Degrees 49.774 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.096 minutes West) to
Point 88 (50 Degrees 49.865 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.402 minutes West) to
Point 89 (50 Degrees 50.370 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.968 minutes West) to
Point 90 (50 Degrees 50.431 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.770 minutes West).
From Point 90 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to Point 85.
 
AREA 12 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 91 (50 Degrees 49.769 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.846 minutes West) to
Point 92 (50 Degrees 49.697 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.708 minutes West) to
Point 93 (50 Degrees 49.643 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.846 minutes West) to
Point 94 (50 Degrees 49.734 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.927 minutes West).
Point 94 is then joined by a line to Point 91.
 
AREA 13 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 95 (50 Degrees 50.012 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.686 minutes West) to
Point 96 (50 Degrees 49.944 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.362 minutes West) to
Point 97 (50 Degrees 49.872 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.404 minutes West) to
Point 98 (50 Degrees 49.962 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.745 minutes West).
Point 98 is then joined by a line to Point 95.
 
AREA 14 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 99 (50 Degrees 49.467 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.596 minutes West) to
Point 100 (50 Degrees 49.422 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.315 minutes West) to
Point 101 (50 Degrees 49.338 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.465 minutes West) to
Point 102 (50 Degrees 49.249 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.387 minutes West) to
Point 103 (50 Degrees 49.263 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.676 minutes West) to
Point 104 (50 Degrees 49.400 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.787 minutes West).
Point 104 is then joined by a line to Point 99.
 
AREA 15 – THE SOLENT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 105 (50 Degrees 49.404 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.458 minutes West) to
Point 106 (50 Degrees 49.218 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.336 minutes West) to
Point 107 (50 Degrees 49.198 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.406 minutes West) to
Point 108 (50 Degrees 49.578 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.437 minutes West) to
Point 109 (50 Degrees 49.658 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.378 minutes West) to
Point 110 (50 Degrees 49.628 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.058 minutes West).
Point 110 is then joined by a line to Point 105.
 
AREA 16 – THE SOLENT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 111 (50 Degrees 48.552 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.082 minutes West) to
Point 112 (50 Degrees 48.431 minutes North, 001 Degrees 18.695 minutes West) to
Point 113 (50 Degrees 48.205 minutes North, 001 Degrees 18.978 minutes West) to
Point 114 (50 Degrees 48.107 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.287 minutes West) to
Point 115 (50 Degrees 47.959 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.490 minutes West) to
Point 116 (50 Degrees 47.905 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.751 minutes West) to
Point 117 (50 Degrees 47.814 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.880 minutes West) to
Point 118 (50 Degrees 47.854 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.949 minutes West)
From Point 118 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to Point 119.
Point 119 (50 Degrees 48.019 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.828 minutes West) to
Point 120 (50 Degrees 48.301 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.343 minutes West) to
Point 121 (50 Degrees 48.475 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.235 minutes West).
From Point 121 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to Point 111.
 
AREA 17 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 122 (50 Degrees 40.718 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.065 minutes West) to
Point 123 (50 Degrees 40.690 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.179 minutes West) to
Point 124 (50 Degrees 40.724 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.206 minutes West) to
Point 125 (50 Degrees 40.738 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.153 minutes West) to
Point 126 (50 Degrees 40.911 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.249 minutes West) to
Point 127 (50 Degrees 40.927 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.162 minutes West).
Point 127 is then joined by a line to Point 122.
 
AREA 18 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 128 (50 Degrees 41.112 minutes North, 001 Degrees 03.923 minutes West) to
Point 129 (50 Degrees 41.006 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.146 minutes West) to
Point 130 (50 Degrees 41.058 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.163 minutes West) to
Point 131 (50 Degrees 41.124 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.023 minutes West) to
Point 132 (50 Degrees 41.537 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.600 minutes West) to
Point 133 (50 Degrees 41.726 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.027 minutes West) to
Point 134 (50 Degrees 41.746 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.920 minutes West) to
Point 135 (50 Degrees 41.671 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.664 minutes West) to
Point 136 (50 Degrees 41.442 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.238 minutes West).
Point 136 is then joined by a line to Point 128.
 
AREA 19 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 137 (50 Degrees 41.871 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.064 minutes West) to
Point 138 (50 Degrees 41.783 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.207 minutes West) to
Point 139 (50 Degrees 41.940 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.404 minutes West) to
Point 140 (50 Degrees 41.923 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.612 minutes West) to
Point 141 (50 Degrees 41.990 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.751 minutes West) to
Point 142 (50 Degrees 42.072 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.712 minutes West) to
Point 143 (50 Degrees 42.065 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.540 minutes West) to
Point 144 (50 Degrees 41.988 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.504 minutes West) to
Point 145 (50 Degrees 42.085 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.162 minutes West).
Point 145 is then joined by a line to Point 137.
 
AREA 20 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 146 (50 Degrees 42.275 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.056 minutes West) to
Point 147 (50 Degrees 42.276 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.122 minutes West) to
Point 148 (50 Degrees 42.327 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.157 minutes West) to
Point 149 (50 Degrees 42.343 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.065 minutes West).
Point 149 is then joined by a line to Point 146.
 
AREA 21 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 150 (50 Degrees 42.567 minutes North, 001 Degrees 06.050 minutes West) to
Point 151 (50 Degrees 42.424 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.871 minutes West) to
Point 152 (50 Degrees 42.387 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.969 minutes West) to
Point 153 (50 Degrees 42.430 minutes North, 001 Degrees 06.058 minutes West) to
Point 154 (50 Degrees 42.560 minutes North, 001 Degrees 06.102 minutes West).
Point 154 is then joined by a line to Point 150.
 
AREA 22 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 155 (50 Degrees 44.559 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.753 minutes West) to
Point 156 (50 Degrees 44.395 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.000 minutes West) to
Point 157 (50 Degrees 44.110 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.047 minutes West) to
Point 158 (50 Degrees 43.982 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.207 minutes West) to
Point 159 (50 Degrees 44.033 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.405 minutes West) to
Point 160 (50 Degrees 44.005 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.550 minutes West) to
Point 161 (50 Degrees 44.033 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.625 minutes West) to
Point 162 (50 Degrees 44.036 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.923 minutes West) to
Point 163 (50 Degrees 43.992 minutes North, 001 Degrees 10.217 minutes West) to
Point 164 (50 Degrees 44.076 minutes North, 001 Degrees 10.392 minutes West) to
Point 165 (50 Degrees 44.335 minutes North, 001 Degrees 10.544 minutes West).
Point 165 is then joined by a straight line to Point 155.
 
AREA 23 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 166 (50 Degrees 44.360 minutes North, 001 Degrees 12.440 minutes West) to
Point 167 (50 Degrees 44.315 minutes North, 001 Degrees 12.624 minutes West) to
Point 168 (50 Degrees 44.380 minutes North, 001 Degrees 12.690 minutes West) to
Point 169 (50 Degrees 44.440 minutes North, 001 Degrees 13.190 minutes West) to
Point 170 (50 Degrees 44.767 minutes North, 001 Degrees 14.247 minutes West) to
Point 171 (50 Degrees 44.968 minutes North, 001 Degrees 14.700 minutes West) to
Point 172 (50 Degrees 45.129 minutes North, 001 Degrees 14.841 minutes West) to
Point 173 (50 Degrees 45.280 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.365 minutes West) to
Point 174 (50 Degrees 45.560 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.588 minutes West) to
Point 175 (50 Degrees 45.773 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.873 minutes West) to
Point 176 (50 Degrees 45.942 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.327 minutes West) to
Point 177 (50 Degrees 45.975 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.292 minutes West) to
Point 178 (50 Degrees 45.960 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.099 minutes West) to
Point 179 (50 Degrees 44.481 minutes North, 001 Degrees 12.514 minutes West).
Point 179 is then joined by a straight line to Point 166.
 
AREA 24 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 180 (50 Degrees 46.165 minutes North, 001 Degrees 17.157 minutes West) to
Point 181 (50 Degrees 45.992 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.677 minutes West) to
Point 182 (50 Degrees 45.788 minutes North, 001 Degrees 1° 17.317minutes West) then
From point 182 along the base of the breakwater until the northerly end of the breakwater to
Point 183 (50 Degrees 45.932 minutes North, 001 Degrees 17.627 minutes West)
Point 183 is then joined to point 180
 
AREA 25 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 184 (50 Degrees 44.540 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.121 minutes West) to
Point 185 (50 Degrees 44.521 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.102 minutes West) to
Point 186 (50 Degrees 44.371 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.336 minutes West) to
Point 187 (50 Degrees 44.365 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.592 minutes West) to
Point 188 (50 Degrees 44.321 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.774 minutes West) to
Point 189 (50 Degrees 44.392 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.745 minutes West) to
Point 190 (50 Degrees 44.477 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.538 minutes West) to
Point 191 (50 Degrees 44.477 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.293 minutes West).
Point 191 is then joined by a straight line to Point 184.
 
AREA 26 – POOLE HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 192 (50 Degrees 42.259 minutes North, 001 Degrees 57.025 minutes West) to
Point 193 (50 Degrees 42.220 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.867 minutes West) to
Point 194 (50 Degrees 42.112 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.788 minutes West) to
Point 195 (50 Degrees 42.041 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.590 minutes West) to
Point 196 (50 Degrees 42.011 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.554 minutes West) to
Point 197 (50 Degrees 42.020 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.815 minutes West) to
Point 198 (50 Degrees 42.216 minutes North, 001 Degrees 57.092 minutes West).
Point 198 is then joined by a straight line to Point 192.
 
AREA 27 – POOLE HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 199 (50 Degrees 41.831 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.719 minutes West) to
Point 200 (50 Degrees 41.832 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.569 minutes West) to
Point 201 (50 Degrees 41.645 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.532 minutes West) to
Point 202 (50 Degrees 41.562 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.353 minutes West) to
Point 203 (50 Degrees 41.440 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.449 minutes West) to
Point 204 (50 Degrees 41.348 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.635 minutes West) to
Point 205 (50 Degrees 41.382 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.882 minutes West).
Point 205 is then joined by a straight line to Point 199.
 
AREA 28 – POOLE HARBOUR
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 206 (50 Degrees 41.611 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.265 minutes West) to
Point 207 (50 Degrees 41.608 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.217 minutes West) to
Point 208 (50 Degrees 41.559 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.255 minutes West) to
Point 209 (50 Degrees 41.570 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.310 minutes West).
Point 209 is then joined by a straight line to Point 206.
 
AREA 29 – THE FLEET
 
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 210 (50 Degrees 36.109 minutes North, 002 Degrees 29.734 minutes West) to
Point 211 (50 Degrees 35.843 minutes North, 002 Degrees 30.195 minutes West)
From point 211 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 212
Point 212 (50 Degrees 38.772 minutes North, 002 Degrees 35.498 minutes West) to
Point 213 (50 Degrees 38.768 minutes North, 002 Degrees 35.384 minutes West).
From Point 213 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to Point 210.
 
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Bottom Towed Fishing Gear

DEFINITIONS
 
(1) In this byelaw:
 
a) “the Authority" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as defined in Articles 2 and 4 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2198);

b) “bottom towed fishing gear” means any fishing gear which is capable of being pulled or pushed along the seabed;

c) "the District" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation District as defined in Articles 2 and 3 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No. 2198);

d) “the prohibited areas” means the areas defined in the Schedule.
 
PROHIBITION
 
(2) No person shall use any bottom towed fishing gear within a prohibited area. 

(3) No person shall use a vessel carrying bottom towed fishing gear while transiting through a prohibited area unless all parts of that gear are inboard and above the sea. 

EXCEPTIONS
 
(4) This byelaw shall not apply to any person committing an act which would otherwise constitute an offence against this byelaw, if that act was carried out in accordance with a written dispensation issued by the Authority under paragraphs 5 and 6. 

(5) A written dispensation may authorise: 

(a) an act undertaken for scientific, stocking or breeding purposes; or  

(b) the dredging of mussels for the purpose of relaying.  

(6) A written dispensation:  

(a) may be issued subject to conditions; and  
(b) unless revoked by the Authority, shall expire on the date stated in the written dispensation.  
  
SCHEDULE
 
DEFINITIONS OF “THE PROHIBITED AREAS”
 
AREA 1 – CHICHESTER HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 1 (50 Degrees 49.030 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.295 minutes West) to
Point 2 (50 Degrees 49.035 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.921 minutes West) to
Point 3 (50 Degrees 48.320 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.647 minutes West) to
Point 4 (50 Degrees 48.209 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.996 minutes West) to
Point 5 (50 Degrees 48.273 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.473 minutes West)
From point 5 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to
Point 6 (50 Degrees 48.175 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.000 minutes West) to
Point 7 (50 Degrees 48.410 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.880 minutes West)
From point 7 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to
Point 8 (50 Degrees 48.588 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.038 minutes West) to
Point 9 (50 Degrees 48.650 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.040 minutes West)
From point 9 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 1
 
AREA 2 – CHICHESTER HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 10 (50 Degrees 47.803 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.392 minutes West) to
Point 11 (50 Degrees 47.664 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.579 minutes West) to
Point 12 (50 Degrees 47.200 minutes North, 000 Degrees 56.590 minutes West)
From point 12 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to
Point 13 (50 Degrees 46.991 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.058 minutes West) to
Point 14 (50 Degrees 47.058 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.072 minutes West)
From point 14 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to
Point 15 (50 Degrees 47.376 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.410 minutes West) to
Point 16 (50 Degrees 47.622 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.337 minutes West)
From point 16 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 10
 
AREA 3 – LANGSTONE HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 17 (50 Degrees 47.617 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.506 minutes West) to
Point 18 (50 Degrees 47.943 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.558 minutes West) to
Point 19 (50 Degrees 48.262 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.596 minutes West) to
Point 20 (50 Degrees 48.453 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.098 minutes West) to
Point 21 (50 Degrees 48.782 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.649 minutes West) to
Point 22 (50 Degrees 48.880 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.291 minutes West) to
Point 23 (50 Degrees 48.820 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.149 minutes West)
From point 23 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 17
 
AREA 4 – LANGSTONE HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 24 (50 Degrees 49.909 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.133 minutes West) to
Point 25 (50 Degrees 49.797 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.354 minutes West) to
Point 26 (50 Degrees 50.030 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.600 minutes West)
From point 26 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 24
 
AREA 5 – LANGSTONE HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 27 (50 Degrees 49.660 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.820 minutes West) to
Point 28 (50 Degrees 49.386 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.546 minutes West) to
Point 29 (50 Degrees 49.063 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.467 minutes West) to
Point 30 (50 Degrees 48.935 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.818 minutes West) to
Point 31 (50 Degrees 49.197 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.129 minutes West) to
Point 32 (50 Degrees 49.344 minutes North, 001 Degrees 01.946 minutes West) to
Point 33 (50 Degrees 49.503 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.092 minutes West) to
Point 34 (50 Degrees 49.489 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.247 minutes West) to
Point 35 (50 Degrees 49.624 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.352 minutes West) to
Point 36 (50 Degrees 49.790 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.105 minutes West)
From point 36 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 27
 
AREA 6 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 37 (50 Degrees 50.670 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.399 minutes West)
From point 37 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to
Point 38 (50 Degrees 50.566 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.270 minutes West) to
Point 39 (50 Degrees 50.426 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.699 minutes West) to
Point 40 (50 Degrees 50.500 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.775 minutes West)
From point 40 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 37
 
AREA 7 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 41 (50 Degrees 50.255 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.627 minutes West) to
Point 42 (50 Degrees 50.300 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.685 minutes West) to
Point 43 (50 Degrees 50.355 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.580 minutes West) to
Point 44 (50 Degrees 50.344 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.533 minutes West)
From point 44 along the base of the jetty until the southerly end of the jetty, then along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 41
 
 
AREA 8 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 45 (50 Degrees 50.210 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.295 minutes West) to
Point 46 (50 Degrees 50.289 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.168 minutes West) to
Point 47 (50 Degrees 50.178 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.031 minutes West) to
Point 48 (50 Degrees 50.124 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.127 minutes West)
From point 48 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 45
 
AREA 9 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 49 (50 Degrees 50.185 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.532 minutes West) to
Point 50 (50 Degrees 50.064 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.703 minutes West) to
Point 51 (50 Degrees 49.935 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.324 minutes West) to
Point 52 (50 Degrees 49.847 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.426 minutes West) to
Point 53 (50 Degrees 49.986 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.809 minutes West) to
Point 54 (50 Degrees 49.766 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.094 minutes West) to
Point 55 (50 Degrees 49.853 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.395 minutes West) to
Point 56 (50 Degrees 50.370 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.970 minutes West) to
Point 57 (50 Degrees 50.434 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.766 minutes West)
From point 57 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 49
 
AREA 10 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 58 (50 Degrees 49.793 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.860 minutes West) to
Point 59 (50 Degrees 49.700 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.681 minutes West) to
Point 60 (50 Degrees 49.616 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.827 minutes West) to
Point 61 (50 Degrees 49.720 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.964 minutes West) to point 58
 
 
AREA 11 – PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 62 (50 Degrees 49.514 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.449 minutes West) to
Point 63 (50 Degrees 49.422 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.315 minutes West) to
Point 64 (50 Degrees 49.244 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.386 minutes West) to
Point 65 (50 Degrees 49.219 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.585 minutes West) to
Point 66 (50 Degrees 49.384 minutes North, 001 Degrees 07.929 minutes West) to point 62
 
AREA 12 – THE SOLENT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 67 (50 Degrees 49.295 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.222 minutes West) to
Point 68 (50 Degrees 49.166 minutes North, 001 Degrees 15.386 minutes West) to
Point 69 (50 Degrees 49.575 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.470 minutes West) to
Point 70 (50 Degrees 49.740 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.333 minutes West)
From point 70 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 67
 
AREA 13 – THE SOLENT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 71 (50 Degrees 48.595 minutes North, 001 Degrees 18.995 minutes West) to
Point 72 (50 Degrees 48.384 minutes North, 001 Degrees 18.602 minutes West) to
Point 73 (50 Degrees 47.952 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.486 minutes West) to
Point 74 (50 Degrees 47.802 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.899 minutes West) to
Point 75 (50 Degrees 47.840 minutes North, 001 Degrees 19.950 minutes West)
From point 75 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 71
 
AREA 14 – THE SOLENT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 76 (50 Degrees 47.097 minutes North, 001 Degrees 22.017 minutes West) to
Point 77 (50 Degrees 46.698 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.389 minutes West) to
Point 78 (50 Degrees 46.521 minutes North, 001 Degrees 22.260 minutes West) to point 76
 
AREA 15 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 79 (50 Degrees 42.418 minutes North, 001 Degrees 31.205 minutes West) to
Point 80 (50 Degrees 42.477 minutes North, 001 Degrees 31.199 minutes West) to
Point 81 (50 Degrees 42.511 minutes North, 001 Degrees 29.844 minutes West) to
Point 82 (50 Degrees 42.726 minutes North, 001 Degrees 28.544 minutes West) to
Point 83 (50 Degrees 42.956 minutes North, 001 Degrees 27.637 minutes West) to
Point 84 (50 Degrees 42.900 minutes North, 001 Degrees 27.520 minutes West)
From point 84 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 79
 
AREA 16 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 85 (50 Degrees 44.280 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.795 minutes West) to
Point 86 (50 Degrees 44.389 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.769 minutes West) to
Point 87 (50 Degrees 44.483 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.552 minutes West) to
Point 88 (50 Degrees 44.550 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.108 minutes West) to
Point 89 (50 Degrees 44.470 minutes North, 001 Degrees 21.010 minutes West)
From point 89 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 85
 
AREA 17 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 90 (50 Degrees 45.779 minutes North, 001 Degrees 17.300 minutes West)
From point 90 along the base of the breakwater until the northerly end of the breakwater to
Point 91 (50 Degrees 45.987 minutes North, 001 Degrees 17.835 minutes West) to
Point 92 (50 Degrees 46.172 minutes North, 001 Degrees 17.128 minutes West) to
Point 93 (50 Degrees 45.980 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.640 minutes West)
From point 93 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 90
 
AREA 18 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 94 (50 Degrees 45.950 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.340 minutes West) to
Point 95 (50 Degrees 45.988 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.311 minutes West) to
Point 96 (50 Degrees 45.975 minutes North, 001 Degrees 16.089 minutes West) to
Point 97 (50 Degrees 44.472 minutes North, 001 Degrees 12.484 minutes West) to
Point 98 (50 Degrees 44.346 minutes North, 001 Degrees 12.409 minutes West) to
Point 99 (50 Degrees 44.261 minutes North, 001 Degrees 12.815 minutes West)
From point 99 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 94
 
AREA 19 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 100 (50 Degrees 44.000 minutes North, 001 Degrees 10.372 minutes West) to
Point 101 (50 Degrees 44.343 minutes North, 001 Degrees 10.582 minutes West) to
Point 102 (50 Degrees 44.576 minutes North, 001 Degrees 08.744 minutes West) to
Point 103 (50 Degrees 43.900 minutes North, 001 Degrees 09.200 minutes West)
From point 103 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 100
 
AREA 20 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 104 (50 Degrees 42.544 minutes North, 001 Degrees 06.155 minutes West) to
Point 105 (50 Degrees 42.589 minutes North, 001 Degrees 06.061 minutes West) to
Point 106 (50 Degrees 42.434 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.822 minutes West) to
Point 107 (50 Degrees 42.380 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.900 minutes West)
From point 107 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 104
 
AREA 21 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 108 (50 Degrees 41.696 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.255 minutes West) to
Point 109 (50 Degrees 41.747 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.229 minutes West) to
Point 110 (50 Degrees 41.988 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.775 minutes West) to
Point 111 (50 Degrees 42.089 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.728 minutes West) to
Point 112 (50 Degrees 42.071 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.107 minutes West) to
Point 113 (50 Degrees 42.271 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.050 minutes West) to
Point 114 (50 Degrees 42.247 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.132 minutes West) to
Point 115 (50 Degrees 42.336 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.185 minutes West) to
Point 116 (50 Degrees 42.359 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.058 minutes West) to
Point 117 (50 Degrees 42.301 minutes North, 001 Degrees 05.020 minutes West) to
Point 118 (50 Degrees 42.392 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.288 minutes West) to
Point 119 (50 Degrees 42.385 minutes North, 001 Degrees 04.097 minutes West) to
Point 120 (50 Degrees 42.233 minutes North, 001 Degrees 03.579 minutes West) to
Point 121 (50 Degrees 42.251 minutes North, 001 Degrees 03.458 minutes West) to
Point 122 (50 Degrees 42.316 minutes North, 001 Degrees 03.454 minutes West) to
Point 123 (50 Degrees 42.367 minutes North, 001 Degrees 03.200 minutes West) to
Point 124 (50 Degrees 42.328 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.418 minutes West) to
Point 125 (50 Degrees 41.856 minutes North, 001 Degrees 02.644 minutes West) to
Point 126 (50 Degrees 41.119 minutes North, 001 Degrees 00.209 minutes West) to
Point 127 (50 Degrees 40.053 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.524 minutes West) to
Point 128 (50 Degrees 39.762 minutes North, 000 Degrees 59.412 minutes West) to
Point 129 (50 Degrees 39.756 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.113 minutes West) to
Point 130 (50 Degrees 35.310 minutes North, 001 Degrees 10.280 minutes West) to
Point 131 (50 Degrees 33.224 minutes North, 001 Degrees 17.911 minutes West) to
Point 132 (50 Degrees 38.739 minutes North, 001 Degrees 34.402 minutes West) to
Point 133 (50 Degrees 38.865 minutes North, 001 Degrees 33.834 minutes West) to
Point 134 (50 Degrees 37.992 minutes North, 001 Degrees 29.789 minutes West) to
Point 135 (50 Degrees 38.161 minutes North, 001 Degrees 29.714 minutes West) to
Point 136 (50 Degrees 38.535 minutes North, 001 Degrees 31.006 minutes West) to
Point 137 (50 Degrees 39.770 minutes North, 001 Degrees 30.340 minutes West) to
Point 138 (50 Degrees 39.127 minutes North, 001 Degrees 34.463 minutes West) to
Point 139 (50 Degrees 39.482 minutes North, 001 Degrees 36.615 minutes West) to
Point 140 (50 Degrees 39.616 minutes North, 001 Degrees 37.010 minutes West) to
Point 141 (50 Degrees 39.689 minutes North, 001 Degrees 37.083 minutes West) to
Point 142 (50 Degrees 40.440 minutes North, 001 Degrees 34.090 minutes West)
From point 142 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 108
 
AREA 22 – THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 143 (50 Degrees 41.007 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.438 minutes West) to
Point 144 (50 Degrees 40.615 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.900 minutes West) to
Point 145 (50 Degrees 40.248 minutes North, 000 Degrees 57.781 minutes West) to
Point 146 (50 Degrees 40.290 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.348 minutes West) to
Point 147 (50 Degrees 40.556 minutes North, 000 Degrees 58.500 minutes West) to point 143
 
AREA 23 – POOLE HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 148 (50 Degrees 42.270 minutes North, 001 Degrees 57.030 minutes West) to
Point 149 (50 Degrees 42.251 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.921 minutes West) to
Point 150 (50 Degrees 42.197 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.818 minutes West) to
Point 151 (50 Degrees 42.125 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.780 minutes West) to
Point 152 (50 Degrees 42.045 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.568 minutes West) to
Point 153 (50 Degrees 42.020 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.555 minutes West) to
Point 154 (50 Degrees 41.999 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.560 minutes West) to
Point 155 (50 Degrees 41.997 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.630 minutes West) to
Point 156 (50 Degrees 42.024 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.846 minutes West) to
Point 157 (50 Degrees 42.219 minutes North, 001 Degrees 57.120 minutes West) to point 148
 
AREA 24 – POOLE HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 158 (50 Degrees 41.842 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.722 minutes West) to
Point 159 (50 Degrees 41.846 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.658 minutes West) to
Point 160 (50 Degrees 41.829 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.553 minutes West) to
Point 161 (50 Degrees 41.645 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.515 minutes West) to
Point 162 (50 Degrees 41.577 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.353 minutes West) to
Point 163 (50 Degrees 41.539 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.351 minutes West) to
Point 164 (50 Degrees 41.456 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.409 minutes West) to
Point 165 (50 Degrees 41.332 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.652 minutes West) to
Point 166 (50 Degrees 41.371 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.800 minutes West) to
Point 167 (50 Degrees 41.363 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.820 minutes West) to
Point 168 (50 Degrees 41.383 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.895 minutes West) to point 158
 
AREA 25 – POOLE HARBOUR
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 169 (50 Degrees 41.621 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.286 minutes West) to
Point 170 (50 Degrees 41.627 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.222 minutes West) to
Point 171 (50 Degrees 41.589 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.190 minutes West) to
Point 172 (50 Degrees 41.542 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.264 minutes West) to
Point 173 (50 Degrees 41.558 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.311 minutes West) to
Point 174 (50 Degrees 41.589 minutes North, 001 Degrees 56.317 minutes West) to point 169
 
AREA 26 –STUDLAND TO PORTLAND
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 175 (50 Degrees 38.583 minutes North, 001 Degrees 55.350 minutes West) to
Point 176 (50 Degrees 38.667 minutes North, 001 Degrees 55.333 minutes West) to
Point 177 (50 Degrees 38.667 minutes North, 001 Degrees 54.733 minutes West) to
Point 178 (50 Degrees 36.467 minutes North, 001 Degrees 54.783 minutes West) to
Point 179 (50 Degrees 36.000 minutes North, 001 Degrees 53.217 minutes West) to
Point 180 (50 Degrees 35.583 minutes North, 001 Degrees 53.217 minutes West) to
Point 181 (50 Degrees 35.083 minutes North, 001 Degrees 54.033 minutes West) to
Point 182 (50 Degrees 33.133 minutes North, 001 Degrees 54.050 minutes West) to
Point 183 (50 Degrees 29.850 minutes North, 002 Degrees 06.017 minutes West) to
Point 184 (50 Degrees 31.462 minutes North, 002 Degrees 14.535 minutes West) to
Point 185 (50 Degrees 33.393 minutes North, 002 Degrees 14.548 minutes West) to
Point 186 (50 Degrees 33.870 minutes North, 002 Degrees 11.238 minutes West) to
Point 187 (50 Degrees 33.772 minutes North, 002 Degrees 10.350 minutes West) to
Point 188 (50 Degrees 33.985 minutes North, 002 Degrees 09.867 minutes West) to
Point 189 (50 Degrees 34.642 minutes North, 002 Degrees 10.241 minutes West) to
Point 190 (50 Degrees 34.855 minutes North, 002 Degrees 09.848 minutes West) to
Point 191 (50 Degrees 36.098 minutes North, 002 Degrees 11.026 minutes West) to
Point 192 (50 Degrees 34.620 minutes North, 002 Degrees 14.980 minutes West) to
Point 193 (50 Degrees 34.674 minutes North, 002 Degrees 15.816 minutes West) to
Point 194 (50 Degrees 34.058 minutes North, 002 Degrees 15.906 minutes West) to
Point 195 (50 Degrees 34.067 minutes North, 002 Degrees 19.967 minutes West) to
Point 196 (50 Degrees 37.917 minutes North, 002 Degrees 20.333 minutes West)
From point 196 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 175
 
AREA 27 – PORTLAND
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 197 (50 Degrees 32.533 minutes North, 002 Degrees 25.117 minutes West) to
Point 198 (50 Degrees 31.400 minutes North, 002 Degrees 21.983 minutes West) to
Point 199 (50 Degrees 30.690 minutes North, 002 Degrees 23.424 minutes West) to
Point 200 (50 Degrees 30.761 minutes North, 002 Degrees 23.676 minutes West) to
Point 201 (50 Degrees 30.330 minutes North, 002 Degrees 24.397 minutes West) to
Point 202 (50 Degrees 30.219 minutes North, 002 Degrees 24.380 minutes West) to
Point 203 (50 Degrees 29.683 minutes North, 002 Degrees 25.467 minutes West) to
Point 204 (50 Degrees 29.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 20.700 minutes West) to
Point 205 (50 Degrees 28.412 minutes North, 002 Degrees 19.352 minutes West) to
Point 206 (50 Degrees 28.254 minutes North, 002 Degrees 18.393 minutes West)
From point 206 Southwest along the District boundary to
Point 207 (50 Degrees 27.883 minutes North, 002 Degrees 18.757 minutes West) to
Point 208 (50 Degrees 27.883 minutes North, 002 Degrees 26.000 minutes West) to
Point 209 (50 Degrees 27.483 minutes North, 002 Degrees 26.033 minutes West) to
Point 210 (50 Degrees 27.483 minutes North, 002 Degrees 27.917 minutes West) to
Point 211 (50 Degrees 29.367 minutes North, 002 Degrees 28.817 minutes West) to
Point 212 (50 Degrees 33.617 minutes North, 002 Degrees 27.383 minutes West) to
Point 213 (50 Degrees 33.550 minutes North, 002 Degrees 26.917 minutes West)
From point 213 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 197
 
AREA 28 – THE FLEET
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 214 (50 Degrees 35.990 minutes North, 002 Degrees 29.940 minutes West) to
Point 215 (50 Degrees 35.860 minutes North, 002 Degrees 30.170 minutes West)
From point 215 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to
Point 216 (50 Degrees 38.680 minutes North, 002 Degrees 35.510 minutes West) to
Point 217 (50 Degrees 38.775 minutes North, 002 Degrees 35.410 minutes West)
From point 217 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 214
 
AREA 29 – LYME BAY
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 218 (50 Degrees 41.740 minutes North, 002 Degrees 43.260 minutes West) to
Point 219 (50 Degrees 41.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 44.020 minutes West) to
Point 220 (50 Degrees 40.791 minutes North, 002 Degrees 44.767 minutes West) to
Point 221 (50 Degrees 40.180 minutes North, 002 Degrees 44.767 minutes West) to
Point 222 (50 Degrees 39.859 minutes North, 002 Degrees 45.000 minutes West) to
Point 223 (50 Degrees 39.373 minutes North, 002 Degrees 45.000 minutes West) to
Point 224 (50 Degrees 39.393 minutes North, 002 Degrees 44.631 minutes West) to
Point 225 (50 Degrees 39.452 minutes North, 002 Degrees 43.800 minutes West) to
Point 226 (50 Degrees 39.219 minutes North, 002 Degrees 42.924 minutes West) to
Point 227 (50 Degrees 38.704 minutes North, 002 Degrees 42.996 minutes West) to
Point 228 (50 Degrees 38.538 minutes North, 002 Degrees 43.162 minutes West) to
Point 229 (50 Degrees 38.450 minutes North, 002 Degrees 42.033 minutes West) to
Point 230 (50 Degrees 38.833 minutes North, 002 Degrees 42.300 minutes West) to
Point 231 (50 Degrees 39.167 minutes North, 002 Degrees 42.000 minutes West) to
Point 232 (50 Degrees 39.533 minutes North, 002 Degrees 39.733 minutes West) to
Point 233 (50 Degrees 39.067 minutes North, 002 Degrees 39.200 minutes West) to
Point 234 (50 Degrees 39.050 minutes North, 002 Degrees 38.383 minutes West) to
Point 235 (50 Degrees 38.600 minutes North, 002 Degrees 36.833 minutes West) to
Point 236 (50 Degrees 38.350 minutes North, 002 Degrees 36.850 minutes West) to
Point 237 (50 Degrees 37.633 minutes North, 002 Degrees 42.133 minutes West) to
Point 238 (50 Degrees 39.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 44.533 minutes West) to
Point 239 (50 Degrees 39.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 45.669 minutes West) to
Point 240 (50 Degrees 39.660 minutes North, 002 Degrees 45.669 minutes West) to
Point 241 (50 Degrees 39.660 minutes North, 002 Degrees 48.070 minutes West) to
Point 242 (50 Degrees 39.458 minutes North, 002 Degrees 48.942 minutes West) to
Point 243 (50 Degrees 39.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 48.942 minutes West) to
Point 244 (50 Degrees 39.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 52.043 minutes West) to
Point 245 (50 Degrees 38.870 minutes North, 002 Degrees 52.501 minutes West) to
Point 246 (50 Degrees 39.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 52.809 minutes West) to
Point 247 (50 Degrees 39.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 54.856 minutes West) to
Point 248 (50 Degrees 38.705 minutes North, 002 Degrees 54.856 minutes West) to
Point 249 (50 Degrees 38.705 minutes North, 002 Degrees 55.000 minutes West) to
Point 250 (50 Degrees 38.617 minutes North, 002 Degrees 55.000 minutes West) to
Point 251 (50 Degrees 38.167 minutes North, 002 Degrees 52.433 minutes West) to
Point 252 (50 Degrees 37.866 minutes North, 002 Degrees 52.817 minutes West) to
Point 253 (50 Degrees 37.667 minutes North, 002 Degrees 54.300 minutes West) to
Point 254 (50 Degrees 37.267 minutes North, 002 Degrees 53.600 minutes West) to
Point 255 (50 Degrees 37.084 minutes North, 002 Degrees 53.830 minutes West) to
Point 256 (50 Degrees 37.000 minutes North, 002 Degrees 54.185 minutes West) to
Point 257 (50 Degrees 37.433 minutes North, 002 Degrees 55.300 minutes West) to
Point 258 (50 Degrees 37.383 minutes North, 002 Degrees 56.083 minutes West) to
Point 259 (50 Degrees 38.124 minutes North, 002 Degrees 56.780 minutes West) to
Point 260 (50 Degrees 43.070 minutes North, 002 Degrees 56.780 minutes West)
From point 260 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 218.

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Poole Harbour Dredge Permit

DEFINITIONS

(1) In this byelaw: 

a) “the Authority" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as defined in Articles 2 and 4 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2198);
 
b) "certificate of registry” means a certificate of registry issued under the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Regulations 1993;
 
c) “the District” means the area defined in Articles 2 and 3 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2198);
 
d) “dredge” means a dredge, scoop or similar device and any auxiliary hydraulic equipment that is designed for, or capable of taking any shellfish;
 
e) “Poole Harbour” means that part of the District in Poole Harbour as lies below Mean High Water Springs and to the west of and within an imaginary line between Point 1 (50° 40.809’N 001° 57.000’W) and Point 2 (50° 40.980’N 001° 56.926’W);
 
f)  “relevant fishing vessel” means any fishing vessel which:
 
i) is registered in Part II of the Register of British Ships in accordance with Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and the regulations made under that Act; and
 
ii) is licensed to fish by virtue of a licence issued by an appropriate minister under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967;
 
g) "using" in relation to a fishing dredge shall mean pulling or pushing it along, through or above the seabed and "use" shall be construed accordingly;
 
PROHIBITION
 
(2)  Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4) no person on board or by means of a vessel shall use, retain on board, store or transport a dredge within Poole Harbour. 
(3)  Paragraph (2) shall not apply to the use, retention on board, storage or transportation of a dredge on any occasion when all of the following conditions are met: 
a) The use, retention on board, storage or transportation of the dredge by the vessel is authorised by a permit issued under paragraph (5) of this byelaw;
 
b) The holder of the permit is a shareholder of the vessel;
 
c) The holder of the permit is on board the vessel when the dredge is in use or is being transported;
 
d) The permit is carried on the vessel;
 
e) The permit is produced for inspection when requested by an Inshore Fisheries Conservation Officer of the Authority or any other person authorised by the Authority to make such a request; and
 
f)  All the conditions attached to the permit are being complied with.
 
(4) Paragraph (2) shall not apply to the use, retention on board, storage or transportation of a dredge on any occasion when all of the following conditions are met: 

a) That use, retention on board, storage or transportation, as the case may be, of the dredge by the vessel is authorised by written dispensation issued under paragraph (13);
 
b) The dispensation is produced for inspection when requested by an Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer of the Authority or any other person authorised by the Authority to make such a request; and
 
c) The use, retention on board, storage or transportation of the dredge is for the purpose for which the dispensation was issued.
 
PERMITS

(5) The Authority may issue a permit in respect of any relevant fishing vessel authorising the use of a dredge to fish for or take shellfish within Poole Harbour in accordance with paragraphs (6) to (12) provided that all the following conditions are satisfied in relation to the application for the permit: 

a) It is made in respect of a named relevant fishing vessel;
 
b) It is made:
 
i. by a person who holds the majority of shares in the named relevant fishing vessel for which the application is made, as recorded on the vessel's certificate of registry; or
 
ii.  by no more than two shareholders as have been nominated in writing for that purpose by shareholders who hold a majority of shares in the named relevant fishing vessel as recorded on the vessel's certificate of registry
 
c) It is made using the printed forms available from the Authority.
 
(6)  A permit issued under paragraph (5): 

a) Shall be issued to the applicant (“the permit holder”) in respect of a named vessel;
 
b) is not transferable from the permit holder to another person or from the named vessel to another vessel;
 
c) remains the property of the Authority; and
 
d) is valid for the period stated in the permit up to a maximum of one year and is not renewable.
 
(7)  The Authority may charge a fee of no greater than £1,000 for each permit. 

(8)  The Authority may limit the number of permits that it may grant. 

PERMIT CONDITIONS
 
(9) The Authority may attach to the permit such conditions as it considers appropriate and in particular conditions relating to the following matters: 

a) Catch restrictions and reporting;
 
b) Gear types;
 
c) Gear construction and restrictions;
 
d) Spatial and temporal restrictions;
 
e) The fitting of specified equipment to vessels.
 
(10) At any time after a permit has been issued, the Authority may 

a) Attach conditions to it;
 
b) Vary or revoke conditions attached to it.
 
(11) The Authority shall review the suitability of permit conditions, permit fees and limitations on the number of permits every three years or sooner in accordance with the following procedure: 

a) a consultation meeting will be held with permit holders to present available data and discuss options;
 
b) the Authority will decide what changes, if any, are required to the permit conditions or permit fees, having regard to:
 
i. the Authority's duties and obligations under sections 153 and 154 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009;
 
ii. any available scientific and survey data;
 
iii. any statutory advice given by Natural England;
 
iv. any Habitats Regulations Assessment;
 
v. an Impact Assessment relating to any proposed changes to additional permit conditions or permit fees;
 
vi. any feedback received from consultation with permit holders under subparagraph (a);
 
c) the outcome of the review will be notified by the Authority to permit holders.
 
(12) The Authority shall, when attaching any conditions under paragraph (10) to any permits issued prior to the first review under paragraph (11) following the coming into force of this byelaw, have regard to the Impact Assessment that accompanies this byelaw. 

DISPENSATIONS
 
(13) The Authority may issue a written dispensation to any vessel authorising the use, retention on board, storage or transportation of a dredge within Poole Harbour for any of the following purposes: 

a) Scientific, stocking or breeding purposes; or
 
b) Accessing fishing grounds outside Poole Harbour; or
 
c) Accessing or fishing within any several fishery within Poole Harbour.

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Poole Harbour Shellfish Hand Gathering

Definitions

(1)  In this byelaw:

a)“ the Authority" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as defined in Articles 2 and 4 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2198);  

b) “the District” means the area defined in Articles 2 and 3 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2198). 
 
Prohibition

 (2)  Within the areas defined in the Schedule, from 1st November to 31st March in the following year, both dates inclusive, a person must not:

a) Fish for or take from a fishery shellfish of any kind: 
 
i. By hand picking; or 
 
ii. Using a handrake or similar instrument. 
 
b) Transport a handrake or other similar instrument for the purpose of the exploitation of shellfish of any kind. 
 
Exceptions

(3)  This byelaw shall not apply to a person performing an act which would otherwise constitute an offence against this byelaw, if that act was carried out in accordance with a written dispensation issued by the Authority authorising that act for scientific, stocking or breeding purposes. 
 
SCHEDULE
DEFINITIONS OF “THE PROHIBITED AREAS”
 
Area 1 - Newton Bay
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 1 (50 Degrees 40.351 Minutes North, 001 Degrees 59.493 Minutes West) to
Point 2 (50 Degrees 40.402 Minutes North, 001 Degrees 59.750 Minutes West)
From point 2 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 1
 
Area 2 – Ower Bay
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 3 (50 Degrees 40.522 minutes North, 002 Degrees 00.101 minutes West) to
Point 4 (50 Degrees 40.670 minutes North, 002 Degrees 00.464 minutes West)
From point 3 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 4
 
Area 3 – Wych Lake and Middlebere Lake
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 5 (50 Degrees 41.255 minutes North, 002 Degrees 01.755 minutes West) to
Point 6 (50 Degrees 40.891 minutes North, 002 Degrees 01.030 minutes West)
From point 6 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 5
 
Area 4 – Arne Bay
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 7 (50 Degrees 41.950 minutes North, 002 Degrees 01.640 minutes West) to
Point 8 (50 Degrees 42.199 minutes North, 002 Degrees 01.849 minutes West)
From point 8 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 7
 
Area 5 – Keysworth
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 9 (50 Degrees 42.400 minutes North, 002 Degrees 04.510 minutes West) to
Point 10 (50 Degrees 42.250 minutes North, 002 Degrees 04.075 minutes West) to
Point 11 (50 Degrees 41.843 minutes North, 002 Degrees 04.545 minutes West) to
Point 12 (50 Degrees 41.881 minutes North, 002 Degrees 04.272 minutes West)
From point 12 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 9
 
Area 6 – Brands Bay South
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 13 (50 Degrees 40.156 minutes North, 001 Degrees 58.984 minutes West) to
Point 14 (50 Degrees 40.156 minutes North, 001 Degrees 58.249 minutes West)
From point 13 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 14
 
Area 7 – Brands Bay West
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 13 (50 Degrees 40.156 minutes North, 001 Degrees 58.984 minutes West) to
Point 15 (50 Degrees 40.610 minutes North, 001 Degrees 58.702 minutes West)
From point 15 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 13
 
Area 8 – Holes Bay
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 16 (50 Degrees 42.771 minutes North, 001 Degrees 59.539 minutes West) to
Point 17 (50 Degrees 42.734 minutes North, 001 Degrees 59.591 minutes West)
From point 16 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 17
Area 9 – Blue Lagoon
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 18 (50 Degrees 42.488 minutes North, 001 Degrees 57.207 minutes West) to
Point 19 (50 Degrees 42.478 minutes North, 001 Degrees 57.193 minutes West)
From point 18 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 19

Area 10 – Lytchett Bay
The area enclosed by a line drawn from:
Point 20 (50 Degrees 43.212 minutes North, 002 Degrees 02.412 minutes West) to
Point 21 (50 Degrees 43.205 minutes North, 002 Degrees 02.439 minutes West)
From point 21 along the coast at the level of mean high water spring tide to point 21.

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Fishing For Cockles

The Authority for the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation District, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 155 and 156 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 hereby make the following byelaw for that District.        
 
Definitions
 
(1) In this byelaw:
 
a)“the Authority" means the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as defined in Articles 2 and 4 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2198); 

b)“the District” means the area defined in Articles 2 and 3 of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010 (SI 2010 No 2198);

c)“dredge” means a dredge, scoop or similar device that is designed for, or capable of taking any shellfish;
 
d)“Poole Harbour” means that part of the District in Poole Harbour as lies below Mean High Water Springs and to the west of and within an imaginary line between Point 1 (50° 40.809’N 001° 57.000’W) and Point 2 (50° 40.980’N 001° 56.926’W).
 
Prohibition
 
(2) A person must not fish for or take from a fishery a cockle between the 1st February and the 30th April inclusive.

(3) A person must not fish for or take from a fishery a cockle except:

a) by hand picking, or;

b) using a rake or other similar instrument, the head of which does not exceed 305mm in width and has spaces of at least 22.5mm between the teeth; or

c) with a dredge provided that:
  1. the cockle bed is covered by water, and
  2. the dredge has a basket not exceeding 460mm in width by 460mm in depth by 300mm high and having spaces of not less than 22.5 mm between the wires or netting forming the basket, and
  3.  in the case of a dredge being used from a vessel, cockles may only be removed from the dredge when the dredge has been hauled and lifted into the vessel.
(4) A person must not take from a fishery a cockle which will pass through a gauge having a square opening measuring 23.8mm along each side.

Exceptions

(5) Paragraphs 2, and 3 do not apply to a person fishing for or taking cockles using a dredge from a vessel within Poole Harbour.

(6) This byelaw shall not apply to a person performing an act which would otherwise constitute an offence against this byelaw, if that act was carried out in accordance with a written dispensation issued by the Authority authorising that act for scientific, stocking or breeding purposes.

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Sea Fisheries Fixed Engine Prohibition

The placing and use of fixed engines for taking sea fish is prohibited in any water inland of the landward boundary of the Southern IFCA district except:

a) Between 30th September and the following 15th February in any year in Christchurch Harbour to the west of a line drawn true southeast from the southeastern-most corner of Haven House Inn at Mudeford Quay near Christchurch between the limits of ordinary high water on each side of the entrance channel being the area of the public fishery lying seaward of a line drawn from Inveravon to the Bunny (or the Canal) on Hengistbury Head and lying north of the main channel.

b) The placing and use of bottom nets between 30th September in any year and the following 15th February in that part of the sea demarcated by a line at or near the mouth of the River Avon drawn true southeast from the southeastern-most corner of Haven House Inn at Mudeford Quay near Christchurch to a point (50
0 43.18' N, 010 44.03' W) distant six hundred and ten metres therefrom thence continued straight in a northeasterly direction to a point (500 43.92' N, 010 42.75' W), true south of, and distant six hundred and ten metres from, the southwestern-most corner of the building known as Highcliffe Castle, and thence continued straight to such southwestern-most corner.

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