Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Meshes or openings of engines made of rigid material for the taking of salmon in the sea and tideways.

93.—(1) In this section the expression “engine to which this section applies” means any engine which is formed of a rigid material and used for the taking of salmon.

(2) If, on any part of the coast or within any bay, estuary or tideway thereof, any person (other than the proprietor of the whole of the fishery of the river flowing into such bay, estuary or tideway from the mouth to the source thereof, including its tributary streams) uses any engine to which this section applies with meshes or openings of less width than three inches on each side of the square, and, where no meshes or openings of the nature of reticulations are used, of less width between the bars than two inches, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

(3) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the engine in respect of which the offence was committed shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.