Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Power of Minister to take on lease fisheries for research purposes.

16.—(1) The Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, may, for the purposes of any scheme of research into the life-history and habits of salmon or any freshwater fish and the economic conditions affecting the commercial development of fisheries, take on lease any fishery.

(2) The provisions of Chapter V of Part XII relating to the operation of vested fisheries shall apply in respect of any fishery leased by the Minister under this section.

(3) Where a fishery which is a transferable fishery, within the meaning of Part XII, has for the time being been leased under this section, the provisions of Part XII shall, notwithstanding such lease, apply in respect of such fishery.