Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Chapter VI.

Supplementary Provisions.

Right of access to vested fisheries.

213.—(1) Any authorised person shall at all times have a right of free access to any vested fishery and shall be entitled, subject to the provisions of this Act, with boats or vehicles to enter on any watercourse or land for the purpose of operating the fishery, and may remove (subject in the case of the foreshore to the consent of the Minister for Industry and Commerce) any obstruction, natural or otherwise, to his passage.

(2) If any person obstructs any authorised person in the exercise of the powers conferred on such authorised person by this section, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.

(3) In this section the expression “authorised person” means a person authorised by the Minister to exercise the powers conferred on an authorised person by this section.

(4) Where the normal access to a transferable fishery vested in the Minister was before such vesting through any enclosed premises, yard, garden or land surrounding or adjacent to a dwelling house, the right of free access conferred by subsection (1) of this section shall not be exercisable by way of such premises, yard, garden or land, save where the same are separate from such dwelling house, and were before such vesting used solely in connection with such fishery.