Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

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

14.—(1) The Minister may, whenever and so often as he thinks fit, by permit in writing and subject to such conditions as he may specify in the permit authorise any named person to do at any season of the year all or any of the following things—

(a) to catch or attempt to catch and to have in his possession any specified kind of fish for the purpose of artificial propagation, transplantation, the stocking, restocking or improvement of any fishery or for any scientific purpose and for the purpose of so catching to have in his possession, erect and use any fishing engine of a specified kind,

(b) to buy or sell ova and fry of any specified kind of fish for the purpose of stocking or restocking or any scientific purpose.

(2) A permit under subsection (1) of this section shall not authorise anything to be done in relation to a several fishery otherwise than with the consent of the owner thereof.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act a person to whom a permit is granted under subsection (1) of this section and any other person acting under the directions of such first-mentioned person may, subject to the conditions specified in the permit, do any of the things authorised by the permit.