Fisheries Act, 1980

Powers of Minister in operating a fishery.

60.—(1) The Minister may, for the purpose of operating a fishery owned by him, do all such things as he may consider necessary for carrying on such fishery as a commercial undertaking and which he could do if he were a private individual and the owner of such fishery, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision may do all or any of the following:

(a) buy and sell fish anywhere;

(b) buy or manufacture any article required in connection with the capture, storage, transport, treatment, purchase or sale of fish;

(c) carry on any business which is ancillary or incidental to the operation of such fishery;

(d) enter into contracts;

(e) employ such and so many persons as he thinks fit;

(f) purchase fishing licences;

(2) The remuneration of all persons employed in connection with the operation by the Minister of any fishery owned by him shall be determined with the consent of the Minister for the Public Service.

(3) Neither the Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956 , nor the Civil Service Regulation Acts, 1956 and 1958, shall apply to any person employed or appointed by the Minister under this section.