Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1962

Amendment of section 231 of Principal Act.

23.—Section 231 (which confers powers of inspection and detention on sea fisheries protection officers) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(3A) Where a sea fisheries protection officer detains in his custody under the authority of this section any live sea-fish, he may produce the sea-fish to a PeaceCommissioner and, if authorised so to do by the Peace Commissioner, shall return the sea-fish to the sea.”, and

(b) the insertion in subsection (4) after “destroyed” of “or returned to the sea” and after “destroy the sea-fish” of “or return the sea-fish to the sea, as the case may be”.