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Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. No. 489 of 1997).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Northern Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
1997
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Sea, Environment gen.
Keyword
Marine pollution Mariculture Crustaceans Aquatic animals Water quality standards Classification/declassification
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations prescribe a system for classifying the quality of shellfish waters, and apply to coastal and brackish waters requiring protection or improvement in order to support shellfish life and growth, to contribute to the high quality of shellfish products directly edible by man. The classification "shellfish waters", and the criteria for that classification set out in the Schedule to these Regulations, shall apply for classifying controlled waters which are coastal and brackish waters for the purposes of Directive 79/923/EC which need protection or improvement in order to support shellfish (bivalve and gastropod molluscs) life and growth and thus contribute to the high quality of shellfish products directly edible by man. The Department of the Environment shall ensure that waters classified under these Regulations are sampled and samples are analysed in accordance with provisions contained in these Regulations and Council Directive 79/923/EEC on the quality required of shellfish waters.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 79/923/EEC on the quality required of shellfish waters.

Legislation | European Union | 1979

Keyword: Pollution control, Management/conservation, Water quality standards, Freshwater pollution, Freshwater resources management, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. No. 61 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Marine pollution, Mariculture, Crustaceans, Aquatic animals, Water quality standards, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX