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Delegated Marine Enforcement Officer powers for Inshore Fisheries Conservation Officers

Appointed officers have full Marine Enforcement Officer (MEO) powers, but are restricted to enforcing the legislation specified within this schedule and can only exercise MEO enforcement powers within the jurisdiction specified in the counterparts to their warrant.

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Schedule of legislation enforceable by Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officers (IFCO), cross-warranted by the Marine Management Organisation, as limited Marine Enforcement Officers (MEO), under section 235(1)(a) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

Appointed officers have full MEO powers, but are restricted to enforcing the legislation specified within this schedule and can only exercise MEO enforcement powers within the jurisdiction specified in the counterparts to their warrant.

1.1 Enforceable EU restriction and enforceable EU obligation relating to sea fishing

Regulation (EC) 894/97 Subject matter
Article 11 Provisions relating to drift nets.
Regulation (EC) 850/1998 Subject matter
Article 4, as read with Articles 5 and 10 Provisions relating to mesh sizes, target species, and required catch percentages when using towed gears.
Article 5(3) Prohibition on transhipment without completing a logbook in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of Regulation 2847/93.
Article 6 Limitation on the maximum number of meshes in certain towed gear.
Article 7 Provisions relating to the inclusion and placement of square mesh panels in specified towed gear.
Article 8(1) and (2), as read with Article 8(3) Limitation on the twine thickness of towed gears.
Article 9(1), as read with Article 9(2) Prohibition on the carriage or use of towed gears constructed wholly or in part of netting other than types specified.
Article 10 Prohibition on transhipment of marine organisms etc. during any voyage when dredges are carried on board.
Article 11, as read with Articles 12 and 13 Limitations on the use or keeping on board of specified fixed gears.
Article 14 Requirement to sort catches immediately after removal from nets.
Article 15 Prohibition on the landing or retention of fish in excess of specified percentages.
Article 16 Prohibition on devices that obstruct nets.
Article 18(3) Prohibition on the retention and landing of lobsters, crawfish, and bivalve and gastropod molluscs unless they are whole.
Article 18(4) Prohibition on the retention and landing of detached crab claws subject to a maximum percentage for catches made by pots or creels and subject to a maximum for catches made by any other fishing gear.
Article 19(1), as read with Articles 17, 18(1)-(2), 19(2)-(3) Prohibition on the retention, transhipment, landing, transport, storage, sale, offer for sale and display of undersized fish.
Article 20(1), as read with Article 20(2) and (3) Prohibition on fishing for herring in specified waters during specified times.
Article 21(1), as read with Article 21(2) Prohibition on fishing for sprat in specified waters during specified times.
Article 22(1), as read with Article 22(2) and (3) Prohibition on fishing for mackerel in specified waters during specified times.
Article 23(1) Prohibition on fishing for anchovy with, and the retention on board of anchovy caught using, pelagic trawls in ICES Division VIIIc.
Article 23(2) Prohibition on the simultaneous carrying on board of pelagic trawls and purse seines in ICES Division VIIIc.
Article 25(1), as read with Article 25(2) and (3) Prohibition on retaining on board shrimps caught with specified gear.
Article 26(1), as read with Article 26(2) Prohibition on the retention, transhipment, landing, transport, storage, sale, offer for sale and display of salmon and sea trout caught using towed gears or within specified waters.
Article 27(1), as read with Article 27(2) Prohibition on the retention on board of Norway pout caught using towed gears in specified waters.
Article 28(1) Prohibition on fishing for hake in specified waters during specified times.
Article 28(2) Prohibition on the carriage of specified gear in specified waters unless lashed and stowed in accordance with the provisions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation 2847/93.
Article 29 Restrictions on the fishing for plaice by certain vessels using specified gear in specified waters.
Article 29a Closure of an area for sand eel in sub-area IV
Article 30(1) Provisions relating to the use of demersal towed gears.
Article 30(2) and (3) Prohibition on the use of certain towed gear in specified waters off the north-east coast of the United Kingdom and in ICES Division Vb and ICES sub-area VI. Prohibition on the carriage of certain towed gears in specified waters unless lashed and stowed in accordance with the provisions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation 2847/93.
Article 31(1) and (2), as read with Article 41 Prohibition on the use of explosives, stupefying substances or electric current for fishing. Prohibition on the sale, display or offer for sale of any marine organisms caught using methods incorporating the use of any kind of projectile.
Article 32(1), as read with Article 32(2) and (3) Restrictions on the use of automatic grading equipment
Article 34 Restrictions on the use of beam trawls within 12 miles of the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Article 36 Prohibition on the landing, retention on board, transhipment, storage, transport, sale, display or offer for sale of salmon and sea trout caught within any part of the Skagerrak and Kattegat situated outside the four-mile limit measured from the baselines of Member States.
Article 37(1), as read with Article 37(2) Limitations on the use of certain trawls within 3 miles of the baselines in the Skagerrak and Kattegat between 1 July and 15 September.
Article 39 Prohibition on the use of beam trawls in the Kattegat.
Article 40 Prohibition, during the periods and in the areas referred to in Articles 37 and 39 where trawls or beam trawls may not be used, on carrying on board such nets unless they are lashed and stowed in accordance with the provisions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation 2847/93.
Article 42(1), as read with Article 42(2) Prohibitions on the physical or chemical processing, or transhipment for processing, of fish (except offal) on board a fishing vessel to produce fish-meal, fish-oil, or similar products.
Regulation 2549/2000 Subject matter
Article 2 as read with Article 3 Prohibition on fishing in the Irish Sea with specified towed gear.
Regulation 2056/2001 Subject matter
Article 4 Requirements relating to the retention on board of catches taken with demersal towed nets of certain sizes in specified areas and prohibition on the retention on board and use of demersal towed nets of a specified size unless specified conditions satisfied.
Article 5 Prohibition relating to the construction of certain demersal towed nets and the carrying on board and use of certain beam trawls.
Article 6 Prohibition on the use of certain beam trawls in specified areas.
Article 7 Prohibition on the retention on board of any cod in excess of a specified percentage by weight and caught in specified fixed gears.
Article 8 Prohibition on use of certain demersal towed nets in specified areas.
Published 29 December 2015
Last updated 28 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Text changed
  2. Table updated
  3. Council Regulation (EC) No 2016/72 added
  4. | Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/13 changed to | Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/03
  5. First published.