Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries Act 2007

Regulation of fishing.

7.— Section 13 of the Act of 1952 is amended—

(a) in subsection (1), after paragraph (g), there shall be inserted the following paragraph:

“(gg) the regulation or prohibition of the sale of any species of fish caught by rod and line,”,

(b) in subsection (2) by the insertion, after “licence” of “, tag”,

(c) by the insertion after subsection (2) of the following subsections:

“(2A) Regulations made by virtue of subsection (2) may—

(a) provide for charging concessionary fees in such cases as may be prescribed,

(b) provide for exemption from payment of the prescribed fees in such cases as may be prescribed.

(2B) Regulations made by the Commission under this section may—

(a) require tags issued by the Commission to be attached to the carcasses of fish,

(b) require applications for fishing licences to be accompanied by a photograph of the applicant and particulars of the applicant’s date of birth,

(c) prescribe the form of, and conditions attaching to, fishing licences issued by the Commission,

(d) provide that a fishing licence to fish with a rod and line or hand line shall not be transferable, and

(e) regulate the transfer of other fishing licences.”,

(d) by the substitution of the following subsections for subsection (3):

“(3) As soon as practicable after it makes any regulations under this section the Commission shall publish a notice in the Iris Oifigiúil and in at least two newspapers circulating in the Foyle Area and the Carlingford Area—

(a) stating that the regulations have been made and giving a general description of their content, and

(b) specifying a place at which, and the hours between which, a copy of the regulations may be inspected.

(3A) Regulations made by the Commission under this section may contain such supplementary, incidental and transitional provisions as the Commission thinks necessary or appropriate.”.