Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1962

Amendment of section 9 of Principal Act.

3.—Section 9 (which empowers the Minister to make certain bye-laws) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) after “cease” of “including bye-laws varying the weekly close time in relation to any river or the weekly close time in relation to any fishing weir which is the subject of an order under subsection (2) of section 107 (being bye-laws which do not reduce the weekly close time to less than forty-eight hours)”,

(b) the insertion in subsection (1) after paragraph (g) of the following paragraph:

“(gg) the imposition of prohibitions or restrictions of an emergency character on the taking by any specified engine or engines of the several species of fish or of any of those species for a specified period not exceeding one year in duration where, in the opinion of the Minister, such prohibitions or restrictions are necessary,”, and

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

“(4) Subsection (2) of this section shall not apply in relation to bye-laws made under this Act after the commencement of section 3 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1962, and if any person contravenes (whether by act or omission) any such bye-law, he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act and shall, where no other penalty is provided under this Act, be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds and any fish illegally taken by him or in his possession at the time of the offence and also any fishing engine or thing by means or in respect of which the offence is committed shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.”