Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Fishing boats and gear, etc. picked up at sea to be delivered at nearest Garda Síochána station.

243.—(1) Any person who finds or picks up at sea any fishing boat, rigging, gear or other appurtenance of fishing boats or any net, buoy, float or fishing implement, shall as soon as possible deliver it up to the member of the Garda Síochána in charge of the nearest Garda Síochána station and such member shall be considered as agent of the receiver of wreck, and shall place it in the custody of the receiver.

(2) If any person wilfully contravenes subsection (1) of this section, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.