Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997

Fees in relation to applications and appeals.

63.—(1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, make regulations providing for—

(a) the payment to the Minister of prescribed fees in relation to applications for licences, applications for the renewal of licences or applications under section 70 for reviews of licences, and

(b) the payment to the Board of prescribed fees in relation to appeals to the Board under section 40 , including oral hearings of such appeals,

and the regulations may provide for the payment of different fees in relation to cases of different classes or descriptions, for exemption from payment of fees in specified circumstances, for the waiver, remission or refund (in whole or in part) of fees in specified circumstances and for the manner in which fees are to be disposed of.

(2) Where under regulations under this section a fee is payable by an applicant in respect of an application referred to in subsection (1)(a)—

(a) the application shall not be determined unless the fee is received, and

(b) the period within which, pursuant to section 13 , the licensing authority shall endeavour to determine an application shall not be regarded as having commenced earlier than the day on which the fee is received.