(1) It is lawful for a commercial fisher to use a trap for taking eels in the waters specified in the Table to this clause if the trap complies with the description as set out in relation to those waters in that Table and the following conditions are complied with:(a) the eel trap is not set or used unless its position is indicated by a buoy which:(i) is moored so as to be positioned above the trap, and(ii) has a diameter above the water of not less than 100 mm, and(iii) has a weight of not less than 50 gm suspended not less than 1 metre under the float so that no rope is floating on the surface of the water, and(iv) displays “LFB” followed by the licence number of the boat used to set the trap and “E” at the end of that number, in clearly visible letters and figures which are not less than 50 mm in height and are of a colour which contrasts with that of the buoy,(b) the commercial fisher does not set or use more than 10 eel traps at any one time.(2) For the purposes of this Regulation or any other instrument under the Act, a trap referred to in this clause may be referred to as an eel trap.
Table Eel trap
(a) Waters—Any waters (other than inland waters, ocean waters or sea beaches).(b) Description of trap—Not exceeding 2 metres in length, 0.5 metre in width and 0.5 metre in depth or not exceeding 1 metre in length, 1 metre in width and 0.5 metre in depth; consists of mesh not less than 20 mm diagonal nor more than 40 mm diagonal; has an entrance funnel not exceeding 100 mm.