Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Obligations of owners of hydraulic machines supplied from salmon rivers.

124.—(1) Where a turbine or similar hydraulic machine, which may be injurious to salmon in their descent to the sea, is supplied from a salmon river, it shall be the duty of the person owning or using such machine to provide, during the time in which such descent to the sea takes place, a grating or other efficient means to prevent such salmon from passing into such machine.

(2) If any person upon whom a duty is imposed by subsection (1) of this section neglects to perform that duty, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds and to a further fine not exceeding five pounds for each day during which such neglect continues.