Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Restrictions on fishing for eels during annual close season for eels.

152.—(1) Every person who, during the annual close season for eels, wilfully takes or fishes for or aids or assists in taking or fishing for eels otherwise than with rod and line shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section any eel taken by him shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.