Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalty for chasing, etc., spawning fish.

174.—(1) If any person chases, injures or disturbs spawning fish or fish on the spawning beds or attempts (except by means of lawful angling with rod and line) to catch fish thereon, 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, any engine used in the commission of the offence shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.