Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Collection and recovery of fishery rate.

59.—(1) Fishery rate payable to a board of conservators shall be collected by such persons as the board may from time to time appoint, adequate security being taken by the board from the persons so appointed for the duly accounting for the rate collected, and the costs of the collection of the rate shall be part of the expenses of the board.

(2) Fishery rate payable to a board of conservators may be recovered at the suit of the clerk of the board of conservators as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(3) Where any person (in this subsection referred to as the rated person) rated in respect of a fishery for fishery rate fails to pay any moiety of such fishery rate within one month after the date on which such moiety is required by subsection (5) of section 55 to be paid, such moiety shall be recoverable (at the option of the person entitled by law to collect and recover it) from the rated person or from any person who, when such fishery rate was made or at any subsequent time, held, used or occupied the said fishery, and, if such last-mentioned person is a tenant of the rated person, he may, unless the contract of tenancy provides for the payment of fishery rate by the tenant, deduct the amount of any fishery rate so recovered from him from any rent payable to the rated person.