Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalties for taking fish unlawfully killed or found dead.

170.—(1) Every person who by any means removes or causes to be removed from any river or lake—

(a) any salmon or trout which shall not have been killed by lawful means, or

(b) any salmon or trout which shall have been found dead, from any cause whatever, by such person,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine of not less than ten pounds and not more than twenty-five pounds, or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for any term not less than six months and not more than twelve months.

(2) This section shall not apply to—

(a) any person acting under the authority of the Minister, or

(b) any officer of a board of conservators acting under the instructions of that board, or

(c) any owner of a fishery or his agent acting under the written authority of a board of conservators, or

(d) so far as respects the removal or causing to be removed of any diseased salmon or trout, or any salmon or trout found dead from any cause, any member of the Garda Síochána or any Sanitary Officer.