Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalty for use of nets during weekly close time.

146.—(1) If any person, during the weekly close time, does any of the following things—

(a) places, affixes or attaches any net to any stake, bridge, sluice or lock gates of a canal or other such fixed erections, or

(b) lays, draws or fishes with any net whatsoever, except a net being lawfully used for the taking of eels,

such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

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