Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalty for using fishing engine within hundred yards of certain dams.

120.—(1) If any person uses any fishing engine (except rod and line) for taking fish within two hundred yards above or below any dam used for supplying water to mills or factories or for navigation, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine of not less than two pounds and not more than ten pounds.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the fishing engine in respect of which the offence was committed shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply in respect of the use of any fishing engine in any place within two hundred yards of any such dam as is mentioned in the said subsection where the right to use such fishing engine was exercised in that place by any person lawfully possessed of a several fishery therein for twenty years next before the 14th day of August, 1850.