Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalty for fishing with nets in a several fishery without licence of owner.

179.—(1) If any person uses or fishes with any net within the limits of a several fishery without authority in writing from the owner or occupier of such fishery, 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 net in respect of which the offence was committed shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.