Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Prohibition on landing, selling, etc. undersized sea-fish.

229.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person to land, sell, expose for sale or have in possession for the purposes of sale any undersized sea-fish.

(2) If any person acts in contravention of 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 fifty pounds.

(3) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the Court shall order the sea-fish, the possession whereof constituted such offence, to be destroyed unless such sea-fish have been previously destroyed.

(4) For the purposes of any proceedings under this section—

(a) the possession of sea-fish by any person in any market or shop or by any licensed hawker anywhere shall be prima facie evidence of possession for the purposes of sale;

(b) any sea-fish found in the possession of any person on or near the sea coast shall, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, be deemed to have been landed by such person.