Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006

93

Adaptation of enactments.

93.— (1) References in any enactment to sea areas and waters within 3 miles, 3 nautical miles, or one league of the coast or shore and cognate expressions shall be construed as references to sea areas and waters lying within the outer limit of the territorial seas.

(2) For the purposes of any other enactment the territorial seas shall be taken to comprise the sea area to which section 82 applies.

(3) Section 2 of the Wildlife Act 1976 is amended by substituting for the definition of “the territorial seas of the State” the following:

“‘territorial seas of the State’ means the portion of the sea which is defined by section 82 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 as the territorial seas of the State;”.

(4) Section 3 of the Sea Pollution Act 1991 is amended by substituting for subsection (2A) (inserted by section 13 of the Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999) the following:

“(2A) A reference in this Act to the State includes a reference to—

( a) the inland waters of the State,

( b) the territorial seas of the State, and the seabed and subsoil beneath those seas, and

( c) the exclusive economic zone of the State (within the meaning of section 87 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006).”.

(5) Section 117 of the Patents Act 1992 is amended by substituting “ section 86 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006” for “ section 5 of the Maritime Jurisdiction Act 1959”.

(6) Section 36(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1994 is amended by substituting “ Section 90 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006” for “ Section 11 of the Maritime Jurisdiction Act 1959”.

(7) Section 1 of the Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999 is amended by substituting for subsection (2) the following:

“(2) A reference in this Act to the State includes a reference to—

( a) the inland waters of the State,

( b) the territorial seas of the State, and the seabed and subsoil beneath those seas, and

( c) the exclusive economic zone of the State (within the meaning of section 87 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006).”.

(8) Sections 185 and 290 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 are each amended, in paragraph ( a)(ii), by substituting “ section 86 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006” for “ section 5 of the Maritime Jurisdiction Act 1959”.

(9) Section 2 of the Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005 is amended by substituting for subsection (2) the following:

“(2) A reference in this Act to the State includes a reference to—

( a) the inland waters of the State,

( b) the territorial seas of the State, and the seabed and subsoil beneath those seas, and

( c) the exclusive economic zone of the State (within the meaning of section 87 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006).”.״