Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1983

Forfeiture of boats used in commission of certain offences.

7.—The Act of 1978 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 4:

“4. Where, on conviction on indictment of a person for an offence under any of the following sections of the Principal Act, that is to say, sections 221, 222, 222A, 222B, 222C, 223, 223A, 224B, 226 and 227—

(a) the conviction is a second or subsequent conviction on indictment for an offence under any of those sections committed on board the same ship whether the person convicted is or is not the same person on each occasion, and

(b) the ship is at the time of the commission of the offence owned or part owned by a person who was the owner or part owner of the ship on the occasion of the commission of the previous offence, or, as may be appropriate, any of the previous offences,

the Court may, at its discretion, in addition to any other fines and forfeitures to which the person may be liable, order the ship to be forfeited.”.