Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Persons using oyster fishing engines to produce licence therefor on demand.

306.—(1) In this section, the expression “authorised person” includes a member of a board of conservators.

(2) Any person using or having in his possession an oyster fishing engine in or near an oyster fishery, or going or returning from fishing shall on demand produce to any authorised person the oyster fishing licence for such engine and, in default, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine of not less than the licence duty for the time being payable in respect of such licence and not more than double such licence duty.

(3) Any person who when the production of an oyster fishing licence is lawfully demanded of him under this section does not produce such licence because there is no such licence shall be deemed to fail to produce such licence within the meaning of this section.