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The Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Direction 2012

Direction listing the waters to be classified as shellfish waters in accordance with the Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 1997.

Published:
28 May 2012
The Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Direction 2012

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 40 of the Environment Act 1995(a) and of all other powers enabling them to do so, having consulted with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (“SEPA”) as required by section 40(6) of that Act, hereby give the SEPA the following direction:- 

Citation and commencement 

1. This Direction may be cited as the Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Direction 2012 and shall come into force on 1 June 2012. 

Waters to be classified as shellfish waters in accordance with the Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 1997 

2. SEPA shall classify the waters specified in the Schedule to this Direction as Shellfish Waters in accordance with the Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 1997(b). 

Revocation 

3. The Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Direction 2009, dated 10 July 2009 is hereby revoked. 

This Direction is subscribed as follows: 

It is signed by W George Burgess, a member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers, Victoria Quay at Edinburgh on 23 May 2012. 

Signature: …………………………………………………………………….. 

Before this witness: 

Signature of witness: …………………………………………………………………...... 

Full name of witness: …LINDA GALBRAITH…………………………………………… 

Address of witness: …Area: 1-H (North), Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.. 

 

(a) 1995 c.25.  The function of the Secretary of State under section 40, insofar as within devolved competence, was transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46). (b) S.I. 1997/2470, amended by S.S.I. 2007/427. 

This is the Schedule as referred to in the Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Direction 2012 

Schedule 

Waters to be classified as shellfish waters in accordance with the Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 1997

1. Ardtoe and Loch Ceann Traigh

An area bounded by lines drawn between NM5896071973 (Rubha na h-Acairseid) and NM6280072702 and between NM6300070299 and NM6300069862, and extending to MHWS.

2. Ayrshire Coast

An area bounded by the coast and a line from a point at NS1783948444 (Farland Head) to point NS2104143938 and thence to the coast at  NS2197744291 (Montfode) and extending to MHWS.

3. Baltasound Voe

An area bounded by lines drawn between HP6271008800 to HP6271008380 and HP6540009000 to HP6490008000, extending to MHWS.  

4. Basta Voe

Yell Area west of line drawn between HU5488794881 and HU5368493861 (Basta Ness) and extending to MHWS.  

5. Bay of Firth

An area inshore of a line drawn between the points HY4049714110 (Ferry Point) and HY3897015528, and extending to MHWS. 

6. Broadford  Bay and Kyle area

An area bounded by lines drawn between the points NG 6300026011 and NG6300028113 (Scalpay) and between NG6368131000 and NG6549131000 (Longay) and between NG6598830734 and NG 6699827506 (Pabay) and between NG6778427797 (Pabay) and NG 7545029008 (Badicaul) and between NG7567528376 and NG74066 26548 and between NG6665724000 and NG6422624000 and extending to MHWS.

7. Cais – bhaigh, Enard Bay

An area inshore of a line drawn between NC0601418584 and NC 0651217992 and extending to MHWS.

8. Cat Firth

An area north of a line drawn between HU4414053000 and HU 4507253010, and extending to MHWS.  

9. Clift Sound

Area bounded by a line drawn from the Taing HU3911134807 to HU 4006834793, and a line from HU3808131274 to HU3909631197, extending to MHWS.

10. Colonsay

An area bounded by lines drawn between NR3400090752 and NR 3400089459 and between NR3510091400 and NR3542190972 and between NR3600090285 and NR3600089592, and extending to MHWS.

11. Cromarty Bay

An area inshore of a line drawn between the point NH7101667000 and NH7783267000, and extending to MHWS.  

12. Dales Voe

Area bounded by a line drawn from HU4513545980 to HU4573645589, extending to MHWS.  

13. Dornoch Firth

Area bounded by a line drawn between NH6362188131 (Wester Fearn Point) to NH6397788408 and a line drawn between NH8080987394 (Dornoch Point) and NH8366985717 (Rub na Innse Moire) and extending to MHWS.

14. East of Burki Taing and Aith Voe

An area bounded by a line drawn between HU3167062570 (Burki Taing) to HU3320061860 (Papa Little) and a line drawn between HU3414865951 and HU3419566032 (Muckle Roe Bridge) and a line drawn between HU3356659856 (Green Banks Papa Little) and HU3356759277 (Keen Point), and extending to MHWS.

15. Fairlie

An area bounded by lines drawn between NS2081755010 and NS1972854387 and between NS2061054625 and NS2035954356, and extending to MHWS.

16. Fife Ness to Elie

An area bounded by the coast and a line from NO6365809814 (Fife Ness) east for 1km to a point NO6480009700 and thence south-west via a point NO5690002100 (about 1km off Billow Ness) to a point NT5030098700 and thence north-west to rejoin the coast NT4967399327 (Elie Ness) and extending to MHWS.

17. Gruting Voe

An area north of a line drawn between HU2497946916 (Brandsi Field) and HU2543046726 (Callie Taing), and extending to MHWS.

18. Hawksness

An area bounded by lines drawn between HU6024698038 and HU6093297890, and extending to MHWS

19. Inner Loch Leurbost

An area bounded by lines drawn between NB3700025454 and NB3700025035 and between NB3800024759 and NB3800024043 and extending to MHWS.

20. Inner West Loch Tarbert

An area bounded by lines drawn between NR8234064983 and NR8303864684 and between NR8372767000 and NR8418467000 and extending to MHWS.

21. Isle of Ulva, Mull (Loch Tuath)

An area east of a line drawn between NM3509345725 and NM3538842149, and between NM4500338700 to NM4800038700 and between NM48000387000 and NM4800039403, extending to MHWS. 

22. Kerrera

An area inshore of a line drawn between NM8228830258 and NM8346230619 (Rubh’Ard an Duine) and extending to MHWS.

23. Kyle of Tongue

An area bounded by lines drawn between NC5977062000 and NC6210662000 and between NC5702259000 and NC5932359000, and extending to MHWS.

24. Kyles of Bute

An area comprising the waters lying generally north of the Isle of Bute, bounded on the west by a line from NR9937363899 (Ardlamont Point)  to NS0254966033 (Kildavanan Point) and in the east by a line from NS0749969693 (Ardmaleish Point) to NS0769771477 (Strone Point) and extending to MHWS.

25. Lismore

An area south of a line between NM8722146000 and NM8878146000, and extending to MHWS.

26. Little Loch Broom

An area inshore of a line drawn between NG9842098236 and NG9729696181 (Stattic Point) and extending inshore to MHWS.

27. Loch a’Chumhainn

An area inshore of a line drawn between NM3858855024 (Rubha an Aird) and NM4088857041 (Quinish Point), and extending to MHWS.

28. Loch Ailort

An area bounded by lines drawn between NM6810078400 and NM6910080700, extending to the MHWS.

29. Loch Ainort

An area inshore of a line between NG5659929901 and NG5748329017, and extending to MHWS.

30. Loch Beag

An area bounded by lines drawn between NM7192383210 and NM7226883674, and extending to MHWS.

31. Loch Caroy

An area bounded by lines drawn between NG2962741626 (Crossnish Point) and NG3042541625 and between NG3003543000 and NG3051843000 and extending to MHWS.

32. Loch Creran

An area bounded by lines drawn between the points NM9004843805 and NM8999943288, between the points NM8979842388 and NM8981742536, and between the points NM9780044385 and NM9780044244, extending to MHWS.

33. Loch Eil

Area bounded by lines drawn between NN0099778411 and NN0099477318 and between NN0699277564 and NN0700176821, extending to MHWS.  

34. Loch Eishort

An area east of a line drawn between NG6400015754 and NG6400015084 and extending to MHWS.

35. Loch Eriboll

An area inshore of a line drawn between the points NC4904465000 and NC4544965000, and extending to MHWS.

36. Loch Etive

An area bounded by a line drawn between the points NM9300035096 and NM9300034365 and extending to MHWS.

37. Loch Ewe

An area south of a line drawn between NG8165092000 and NG8400392000 and extending inshore to MHWS.

38. Loch Fyne Coastal Strip

An area comprising the waters of Loch Fyne extending from NR9129957344 (Skipness Point) to NR9937363899 (Ardlamont Point), excluding areas between NR8515784002 to NR8772583895 (Loch Gilp) and NN0890307296 to NN1037709624 (Inveraray), this area extends from MHWS to 100 m seaward of MLWS, except between NR8620076000 and NR8730070000 where it extends from MHWS to a line between NR8800076000 and NR8800070000 and an area extending 150m radius (in all directions) surrounding the point NR9180083500 (Rubha an Eheurain).

39. Loch Glendhu

An area bounded by lines drawn between NC2400034283 and NC2400033900 and between NC2400033900 and NC2460033927, and extending to MHWS.

40. Loch Gruinart

An area south of a line drawn between NR2917673000 and NR3039573000, and extending to MHWS.

41. Loch Harport

An area bounded by lines drawn between NG3318937022 (Bracadale Point) and NG3349836404 (Ardtreck Point) and between NG3445237335 (Rubha na h-Uamha) and NG3516536444 and extending to MHWS.

42. Loch Inchard

An area inshore of a line drawn between NC2303455245 and NC2329655595 and extending to MHWS.

43. Loch Kishorn

An area inshore of a line drawn between the points NG8133137577 and NG8090037900 and between NG8090037900 and NG8290039200 and between NG8290039200 and NG8221640112, and extending to MHWS.

44. Loch Laxford

An Area inshore of a line drawn between the points NC1723851000 and NC1876051000, and extending to MHWS.

45. Loch Leurbost Outer

An area bounded by lines drawn between NB3894224170 (Gob Shuardail) and NB3921624480 and between NB3928923489 and NB3987124071, and extending to MHWS. 

46. Loch Leven

An area bounded by lines drawn between NN0520059698 and NN0520059888 (Ballachulish Bridge) and between NN1750061863 and NN1750062138 and extending to MHWS.

47. Loch Long

An area inshore of lines drawn between NN 28520 03858 and NN 28816 03178 and between NS 24909 96386 and NS 24244 96494 extending to MHWS,

48. Loch Melfort

An area inshore of a line drawn between NM8000013168 and NM8000010772, and extending to MHWS.  

49. Loch Moidart, South Channel

An area bounded by lines between NM6268772697 (Farquhar’s Point) and NM6280073463 and between NM6559372769 and NM6569571747, and extending to MHWS.

50. Loch Nevis

An area bounded by lines drawn between NM7700096493 and NM7700093334 and between NM8400095098 and NM8400094078, and extending to MHWS.

51. Loch Roag

An area bounded by lines drawn between NB0956233988 and NB0948833763, between NB1162734393  (Rubh’ a’Scarp) and NB1442734501 (Leac na Cudaigean), between NB1800033435 and NB1800034299, and between NB1268930000 and NB1276430000, and extending to MHWS.

52. Loch Ryan

An area comprising the waters of Loch Ryan lying south of a line from NX0181973675   (Milleur Point) to NX0454074091 (Finnarts Point) and extending to MHWS.

53. Loch Scridain

An area bounded by lines drawn between NM4059726952 and NM4039524024 (Rubha Dubh) and between NM5200029672 and NM5200026629, and extending to MHWS.

54. Loch Seaforth

An area bounded by lines drawn between NB2076607104 and NB2166307278, NB2163105784 and NB2210206295 and between NB2079206519 and NB2121005736, and extending to MHWS

55. Loch Slapin

An area bounded by lines drawn between NG5612916998 and NG5850416283, and extending to MHWS

56. Loch Sligachan

An area bounded by lines drawn between NG5365935087 and NG5499832205 and extending to MHWS.

57. Loch Snizort

An area inshore of a line drawn between the points NG2328867085 Waternish Point and NG3591870004, and extending to MHWS.

58. Loch Spelve

An area to the west of a line drawn between NM7100027924 and NM7100027383 and extending to MHWS.

59. Loch Striven

An area bounded by lines drawn between NS0493382800 and NS0542482797 and NS0794172000 and NS0948972000, and extending to MHWS.

60. Loup West Loch Tarbert

An area inshore of a line drawn between NR7902959922 and NR7649558455 and extending to MHWS.

61. Lunna

An area bounded by lines drawn between HU4693269225 and HU4764470115, and extending to MHWS

62. Lynn of Lorn

An area bounded by lines drawn between NM8700040500 and NM8795740500 and between NM8700040500 and NM8700038870, and extending to MHWS.

63. Mid Yell Voe

Area bounded by lines drawn between HU5060091932 to HU50598 91749 and HU5178791947 to HU5190190987, extending to MHWS.    64. Ronas Voe An area to east of a line drawn between HU3114381029 and HU3200080600 and extending to MHWS.

65. Sandsound Voe

An area within lines drawn between HU3460050500 and HU3510050500 and between HU3550047000 and HU3620047000, extending to the MHWS.

66. Scarva Ayre, Dales Voe

An area west of a line drawn between HU4455870928 (West Taing) to HU4476171265 (Fora Ness), and extending to MHWS.

67. Seil Sound

An area bounded by the lines drawn between the points NM7641714700 (Rubha na Moine) and NM7787814700 and between the points NM7844919500 and NM7860219500, and extending to MHWS.

68. Seil: Ardencaple

An area bounded by the line drawn between the points NM7641220322 and NM7811720049 and extending to MHWS.

69. Sound of Kerrera

An area bounded by lines drawn between NM8400729000 and NM8326329000 and between NM8103526000 and NM8228126000, and extending to MHWS.

70. South Wick, Cullivoe

An area between lines drawn between HP5540002400 to HP5630002400 and HP5500000400 to HP5570000600, extending to the MHWS.

71. Stromness Voe

An area bounded by lines drawn between HU3846045743 and HU3860445746 and between HU3820444898 and HU3838844877, and extending to MHWS

72. Suthra Voe

An area bounded by lines drawn between HU2912760193 and HU2923560371, and extending to MHWS

73. Tobermory

An area to the south-east of a line drawn between NM5161755162 and NM5185855398 (Rubh’ an Righ), and extending to MHWS.

74. Upper Loch Torridon

An area east of a line drawn between NG8064456548 and NG8111355984 and extending to MHWS.  

75. Uyea Sound

An area bounded by lines drawn between HP5993200000 and HP5993200535,  and between HU6041999758 and HP6070200346, and extending to MHWS

76. Vaila Sound

An area inshore of a line drawn between the points HU2359947000 and HU2454047000 and between HU2261747083 and HU2232347377, and extending to MHWS.

77. Voe of Clousta

An area bounded by line drawn between HU3044159992 and HU3047359992 and between HU2901658753 (Green Point) and HU2901658290, and extending to MHWS.

78. Wadbister Voe

An area inshore of a line drawn between HU4419151009 and HU4483850357 and extending to MHWS. 

79. Weisdale Voe

An area bounded by lines drawn between HU3813049291 and HU3854049403, HU3792646064 and HU3800145964 and between HU3671846996 and HU3764746576, and extending to MHWS

80. Whale Firth

An area south of a line drawn between HU4633396000 and HU4677596000, and extending to MHWS. 

 

Note: MHWS – Mean High Water Spring

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