Fisheries Act, 1980

Grants to Central Board and regional boards.

21.—(1) There may, subject to such conditions, if any, as the Minister thinks proper, be paid to the Central Board—

(a) in each year out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas,

(b) from time to time out of the Salmon Conservancy Fund,

a grant of grants of such amount or amounts as the Minister, after consultation with the Central Board, may fix; provided that a grant under this section out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas shall be made by the Minister only with the consent of the Minister for Finance.

(2) There may be paid by the Central Board to a regional board grants of such an amount as the Central Board with the approval of the Minister may fix.

(3) Moneys granted to the Central Board under this section may only be used to defray expenses incurred by the Central Board or by a regional board.