Schedule 5 Section 9.4a (Cetacea/Basking Shark)

Schedule 5 Section 9.4A (Cetacea/Basking Shark) of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981

Ceteaca/basking shark that are not allowed to be intentionally or recklessly disturbed.

Name Latin Date Note
Cartilagenous Fish (Chondrichthyes)
Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus 2000
Marine Mammals
Whales & Dolphins Cetacea 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Note on status=All species not previously added. 
Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
coalfish whale, pollack whale, rudophi’s rorqual, sei whale Balaenoptera borealis 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
White Whale Delphinapterus leucas 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Black Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Long-finned pilot whale Globicephala melas 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Risso’s Dolphin Grampus griseus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Northern bottlenose whale Hyperoodon ampullatus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Atlantic white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
White-Beaked Dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Sowerby’s Beaked Whale¬† Mesoplodon bidens 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Gervais’ beaked whale Mesoplodon europaeus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
True’s Beaked Whale Mesoplodon mirus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Narwhal Monodon monoceros 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Killer Whale Orcinus orca 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Sperm Whale Physeter catodon 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Bottlenosed dolphin Tursiops truncatus 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea
Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris 2000 Designation does not apply in Scotland since 15/02/2007. Designated as Cetacea

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