Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries Act 2007

Penalties for offences.

27.— (1) Subject to subsection (3) each section of the Act of 1952 mentioned in column (1) of Schedule 2 is amended to the extent specified in column (2) of that Schedule opposite such mention.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), section 3 of the Act of 1983 is repealed.

(3) This section shall have effect as respects offences committed after the coming into operation of this section.

(4) The Act of 1952 is amended by the insertion after section 69 of the following new section:

“Costs and expenses relating to prosecutions.

69A.— Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, committed after the coming into operation of this section, the Court shall, unless it is satisfied that there are special and substantial reasons for not so doing, order the person to pay to the Commission the costs and expenses, measured by the court, incurred by the Commission in relation to the investigation, detection and prosecution of the offence, including costs and expenses incurred in the taking of samples and the carrying out of tests, examinations and analyses.”.