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    I could really do with some urgent advice and maybe the name of a good lawyer specialising in fishing/maritime disputes. I am a haaf netter on the River Nith on the Solway Firth on the Scottish side. We have been using multifilament netting for about 10 years now, all of a sudden The Nith District Salmon Fisheries Board have decided they are illegal!!! They have taken legal advice and inform us that monofilament in the construction of a net is illegal. I have told them we do not use mono but multi, they reply doesn't matter it's the same thing!!! I quote from Statutory Instrument 1992 No 1974 (S.201)
    Part II regulation 8. "No monofilament netting shall be used in the construction of any net in fishing for or taking salmon". Who is right them or me??? They will not be happy until they have wiped us off the face of tne map!!! Any advice will be gratefully received!!! :
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    Monofilament means a single strand of nylon to form the meshes and multi-mono means more than one strand , usually a twisted 3 or 4 strand twine. They are wrong in law and they know it. Contact the local Fishery Office and get their rules ( same ones that are in force for Cod nets it was the same legislation ) and present it to the council and tell them to shove it up where the sun don't shine !!!!

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    Already done that Davie with Fisheries in Ayr. The first time I rang them they said I was in the right. When I spoke to them about a week later they said they had no jurisdiction on the River Nith, tidal or not.

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    All you need is the legal definition of what is monofilament and what is multi-monofilament which is in the act that covers the Cod nets in Scotland. The council cannot just decide to change what something means because they feel like it. You need a copy of the act which will set out in law what is the difference and they will have to back down. Go to your local Citizens Rights office and get their free legal advice.

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    Willoughby
    A word of advice from experience, when you contact these people try to use letter or E-Mail so that there is a definate record of what has been said by all parties involved, it also gives you the chance to go back over any issues about the argument. By contacting them in this way they are obliged to answer your correspondence within a specified time also..............the trouble with phone conversations is that the discussion cannot be verified unless it is recorded. Then you have the problem of getting a copy of the recording for your own records..........
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    Thanks for that Keith. I have also written to Fisheries so I should get a reply shortly. Davie have you got the number of the act that gives you the legal definition of multi and mono?
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    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1996/Uksi_19961907_en_1.htm

    Statutory Instrument 1996 No. 1907 (S.157)
    Quote Originally Posted by UK Government
    The Inshore Fishing (Monofilament Gill Nets) (Scotland) Order 1996

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    STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

    1996 No. 1907 (S.157)

    SEA FISHERIES

    The Inshore Fishing (Monofilament Gill Nets) (Scotland) Order 1996
    Made 15th July 1996
    Laid before Parliament 23rd July 1996
    Coming into force 12th August 1996

    The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 1 and 2 of the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984[1] and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf and having consulted such bodies as he considers appropriate, hereby makes the following Order:

    Citation, commencement and interpretation
    1.(1) This Order may be cited as the Inshore Fishing (Monofilament Gill Nets) (Scotland) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 12th August 1996.

    (2) In this Order-
    "monofilament gill net" means any net designed for the purpose of catching fish by enmeshing them, containing any mesh the sides of which consist of a single filament of synthetic material; and
    "specified area" means that area adjacent to the coast of Scotland and to the landward of a limit of six miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, up to the mean high water mark of ordinary spring tides, bounded on the east coast by a straight line extending seawards from a point on the mainland at 55E 48N.67 North latitude and 02E 02N.0 West longitude, in a direction of 055E true to the point where it would intersect the outer limit of Scottish inshore waters and excluding on the west coast any waters which are nearer to any point on the coasts of England or Northern Ireland than to any point on the coast of Scotland.

    Prohibition of fishing with monofilament gill nets
    2. Fishing for sea fish with a monofilament gill net in the specified area is prohibited.

    Prohibition of carriage of monofilament gill nets
    3.(1) The carriage of monofilament gill net, having a mesh size less than 250 millimetres, for any purpose, in any British fishing boat, in the specified area, is prohibited.

    (2) For the purposes of this Order, the mesh size of a net shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Commission Regulation (EEC) No.2108/84 laying down detailed rules for determining the mesh size of fishing nets[2].

    Revocation
    4. The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Carriage of Monofilament Gill Nets) (Scotland) Order 1986[3] is hereby revoked.



    Raymond S Robertson

    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
    Scottish Office
    St Andrew's House, Edinburgh

    15th July 1996
    There you go in black and white multi-filament is NOT covered by the act

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