1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and come into force on 1 July 2009.

2 Amendment of the Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) Regulations 1997

2Amendment of the Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) Regulations 1997

In the Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) Regulations 1997, for “Directive 78/659/EEC”, wherever occurring, substitute “Directive 2006/44/EC”.


Jane Davidson

Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing

One of the Welsh Ministers

19th May 2009

Huw Irranca-Davies

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

19th May 2009


EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/1331) to reflect the codification of Council Directive 78/659/EEC and its amendments into a single text now contained in Directive 2006/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

No impact assessment has been produced for this instrument as no impact on business or the voluntary sector is foreseen.