S.I. No. 285/1997 - Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order, 1997

S.I. No. 285 of 1997.


I, SEÁN BARRETT, Minister for the Marine, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 56 of the Fisheries Act, 1980 (No. 1 of 1980), and the Fisheries (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1977 ( S.I. No. 30 of 1977 ) (as adapted by the Tourism, Fisheries and Forestry (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1987 ( S.I. No. 82 of 1987 )), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order, 1997.

2. This Order shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1997 and shall cease to have effect from the 30th day of June, 1998.

3. Subject to Article 4 of this Order no person shall sell or offer for sale bass other than bass which has been imported into the State.

4. In a prosecution for an offence under Article 3 of this Order it shall be a defence for the defendant to show that the bass to which the prosecution relates were imported into the State.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 26th day of June, 1997.


 Minister for the Marine.


The effect of this Order is to prohibit the sale or offer for sale of bass (other than bass which has been imported into the State) from 1st day of July, 1997 to 30th day of June, 1998.