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Fisheries (Statute Law Revision) Act, 1949

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Number 27 of 1949.


FISHERIES (STATUTE LAW REVISION) ACT, 1949.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and collective citation.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Interpretation.

4.

Interpretation of expressions “fixed net” and “fixed engine” in the Acts.

5.

Repeals.

PART II

Miscellaneous powers and duties of the Minister

6.

Amendment and revocation of certain definitions.

7.

Amendment of section 28 of the Act of 1925.

8.

Power of Minister to grant exemption permits for the purposes of artificial propagation, etc.

PART III

Boards of Conservators

9.

Right to vote at elections of conservators.

PART IV

Licences for fishing for salmon, trout and eels

10.

Rescinding of resolution under section 12 (2) of the Act of 1925.

11.

Licences for certain fishing engines to be issued in electoral divisions in which engines situate.

12.

Amendment of section 23 of the Shannon Fisheries Act, 1935.

PART V

Regulations as to Nets

13.

Salmon nets not to be used at mouths of narrow rivers or within half a mile seaward or inwards of mouths of rivers.

PART VI

Fixed Engines, Fishing Weirs, Fishing Mill Dams and other obstructions to the passage of fish

14.

Amendment of section 33 of the Act of 1939.

15.

Amendment of section 34 of the Act of 1939.

16.

Amendment of section 29 of the Act of 1939.

17.

Penalties for fishing in or near free gaps in fishing weirs and obstructing free gaps.

18.

Rules as to boxes in salmon fishing weirs and fishing mill dams.

19.

Construction of guiding walls appurtenant to fishing weirs and fishing mill dams.

20.

Amendment of section 30 of the Act of 1939.

21.

Amendment of section 64 of the Act of 1842.

22.

Provisions in relation to wheel sluices, etc., of mills, etc., deriving waters from salmon rivers.

PART VII

Restrictions as to times of Fishing for Salmon, Trout, Pollen and Eels

23.

Amendment of section 2 (2) of the Act of 1924.

24.

Dismantlement of fixed engines during the annual close season for salmon and trout.

25.

Dismantlement of salmon fishing weirs and fishing mill dams during the annual close season for salmon and trout.

26.

Amendment of section 28 of the Act of 1939.

PART VIII

Miscellaneous Provisions in relation to Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries

27.

Penalty for failure to comply with section 21 (1) of the Act of 1925.

28.

Amendment of section 70 of the Act of 1842.

29.

Protection of waters from pollution.

30.

Amendment of section 38 of the Act of 1939.

PART IX

Transfer to Minister of Certain Fisheries and Provisions in relation to Fisheries so transferred

31.

Amendment of section 58 of the Act of 1939.

32.

Amendment of section 67 of the Act of 1939.

33.

Amendment of section 87 of the Act of 1939.

PART X

Sea Fisheries

34.

Amendment of section 6 of the Sea Fisheries Protection Act, 1933.

PART XI

Powers of Water Keepers, etc., for Enforcement of the Acts

35.

Amendment of section 13 of the Act of 1949.

36.

Amendment of section 87 of the Act of 1842.

37.

Amendment of section 10 of the Fisheries (Ireland) Act, 1845.

38.

Amendment of section 24 of the Act of 1925.

39.

Amendment of section 29 of the Act of 1848.

PART XII

Legal Procedure and Evidence

40.

Trial of offences under the Sea Fisheries Protection Act, 1933 and the Sea Fisheries (Protection of Immature Fish) Act, 1937.

41.

Offences by bodies corporate.

42.

Prosecution by Minister of offences under the Acts and this Act.

43.

Evidence of amount of expenses incurred by the Minister.

PART XIII

Miscellaneous Provisions

44.

Construction of references to the salmon fisheries enactments in Part IV of the Act of 1949.

45.

Construction of Fisheries (Oyster, Crab and Lobster) Act, 1877.

46.

Continuance of bye-laws under Steam-Trawling (Ireland) Act, 1889.

SCHEDULE


Acts Referred to

Fisheries Act, 1924

No. 6 of 1924

Fisheries Act, 1925

No. 32 of 1925

Fisheries Act, 1939

No. 17 of 1939

Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1949

No. 18 of 1949

Shannon Fisheries Act, 1935

No. 4 of 1935

Sea Fisheries Protection Act, 1933

No. 53 of 1933

Sea Fisheries (Protection of Immature Fish) Act, 1937

No. 33 of 1937

Courts of Justice Act, 1924

No. 10 of 1924

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Number 27 of 1949.


FISHERIES (STATUTE LAW REVISION) ACT, 1949.


AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE INTENDED CONSOLIDATION OF THE ENACTMENTS RELATING TO FISHERIES BY REVISING AND CLARIFYING CERTAIN OF THE SAID ENACTMENTS AND REPEALING CERTAIN OF THE SAID ENACTMENTS WHICH HAVE CEASED TO BE IN FORCE OR HAVE BECOME UNNECESSARY AND TO AMEND THE SAID ENACTMENTS IN CERTAIN RESPECTS [17th November, 1949.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—