Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalty on persons discharging ballast in improper places.

290.—If any person throws out or unloads from any vessel the ballast thereof or any part of the said ballast, within any estuary, harbour or place then, unless such throwing out or unloading is allowed by the Minister or by the local regulations of such harbour or place, each of the following persons, namely, such person, the master of such vessel and the owner of such vessel, shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.