Foyle Fisheries Act, 1952


13.—(1) The Commission may, with the approval of the Minister and the Ministry, make such regulations as appear to the Commission to be expedient for the management, conservation, protection and improvement of the fisheries of the Foyle Area and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, may make regulations in relation to all or any of the following matters—

(a) the regulation of fishing and preservation of good order amongst persons fishing,

(b) the times and seasons for the taking of fish or any kind of fish or for any mode of taking fish or any kind of fish and the conditions subject to which fish or any kind of fish may be taken,

(c) prohibiting any mode of taking or destroying fish or any kind of fish,

(d) the times and places or the mode at or in which any fishing engine may be used,

(e) the description and form of nets to be used and the size of the meshes of those nets.

(f) the prohibition, either absolutely or otherwise than under and in accordance with a licence issued by the Commission, of the use of any fishing engine,

(g) the making of applications for, and the issue, alteration, renewal, and revocation of licences, whether generally or in specified cases,

(h) the protection of waters from poisoning and pollution by any deleterious or poisonous matter, or from any predatory fish or animals,

(i) the prohibition of any practice whatsoever tending in the opinion of the Commission to impede the lawful capture of fish or to be in any manner detrimental to the fisheries,

(j) defining, by reference to a map or otherwise, the mouth of any river in the Foyle Area, the mouth of any tributary river at its entrance into any other river therein, the boundary between the tidal and freshwater portions of any river therein, the point or points to or from which distances are to be measured under this Act, or the space within which it is prohibited by this Act or by regulations under this section to use or practise certain methods of fishing,

(k) anything referred to in this Act as prescribed,

(l) anything relating in any manner to the management and protection of the fisheries.

(2) Regulations made by the Commission under this section may provide for charging in respect of any licence or other document issued or varied by the Commission such fees, payable at such time and in such manner, as may be prescribed.

(3) Every regulation made by the Commission under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be published in Iris Oifigiúil and in one or more newspapers circulating in the Foyle Area.

(4) Any instrument made under the Fisheries Acts which is in force immediately before the establishment date and applies to the fishery district known as the Moville District shall thereafter continue in force and be deemed to be made under this section and may be revoked by regulations under this section.

(5) The Minister shall cause every regulation made under this Act to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either House, within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation has been laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(6) If any person contravenes (whether by act or omission) any regulations under this section, he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.