Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Payments to boards of conservators and (in certain cases) Garda Síochána Reward Fund in respect of proceeds of certain forfeitures.

318.—(1) Where in—

(a) any thing is forfeited under any section of this Act (other than one contained in Part XIII, XV or XVI or under any bye-law made under section 9 and relating to salmon, trout or eels, or any thing (being a fishing engine for the capture of salmon, trout or eels) is forfeited under paragraph (b) of section 302, and

(b) such thing is sold by direction of the Minister under section 317,

the following provisions shall apply—

(i) in case it appears to the Minister that a member of the Garda Síochána seized such thing or was the means of bringing to justice the person committing the offence which resulted in such forfeiture, there shall be paid—

(I) to the board of conservators of the fishery district in which the offence was committed a sum equal to two-thirds of the net proceeds of such sale, and

(II) into the Garda Síochána Reward Fund a sum equal to one-third of the said net proceeds,

(ii) in any other case there shall be paid to the said board of conservators a sum equal to the said net proceeds.

(2) All moneys payable under subsection (1) of this section shall be paid by the Minister out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas at such times as he thinks fit.