Updated to 10 May 2019 (Act No. 10 of 2019 and S.I. No. 204 of 2019)

Fisheries Act 1980
No. 1 of 1980

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-5 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
S. 6(1) except in so far as it amends s. 163 of the the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 and repeals paragraph 2 (1)(b) of the Fifth Schedule to the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 29 October 1980 Fisheries Act (Appointed Day) Order 1980 S.I. No. 323 of 1980, art. 2
S. 6(1) insofar as it does not amend s. 163 of the the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 or repeal paragraph 2 (1)(b) of the Fifth Schedule to the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
S. 6(2) 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
S. 6(3) 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 7-33 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
S. 34 29 October 1980 Fisheries Act (Appointed Day) Order 1980 S.I. No. 323 of 1980, art. 2
Ss. 35-53 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
S. 54 31 August 1983 Fisheries Act, 1980 (Section 54) (Commencement) Order 1983 (S.I. No. 261 of 1983), art. 2
Ss. 55 - 64 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
S. 65 (1) 29 October 1980 Fisheries Act (Appointed Day) Order 1980 S.I. No. 323 of 1980, art. 2
S. 65 (2) 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 66 - 68 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
S. 69  1 January 1981 Fisheries Act, 1980 (Section 69) (Commencement) Order 1980 (S.I. No 414 of 1980)
Ss. 70 - 76 18 March 1980 Commenced on enactment
First Schedule See s. 6
Second Schedule See ss. 7(2), 10(7)
Third Schedule See s. 9
Fourth Schedule See s. 11(5)
Fifth Schedule See ss. 37-39

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applic. rstrct. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 7 (2) (4)
Constr. of cert. refs. 27/1995, s.8 (3)
Trans. of functns. under. S. I. No. 81 of 1987, art. 4
S.2 (1) am. 34/2000, s.5 (1)
S.2 (1), appl. with am. 32/1987, ss. 20 (2) (a), 23 (3)
S.2 (2) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 3
S.3 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S. 3 appointed day appointed S.I. No. 323 of 1980, art. 2
S.4 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.5 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.5 (1) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 4
S. 6 form prescribed S.I. No. 163 of 1982, arts. 1(2), schedule
S.7 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.8 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.8, s. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 5
S.8 (10) (11), subsecs. ins. 34/2000, s.8 (a)
S.8A new s. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 6
S.9 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.10 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.10 (4) (a) (ii) (iii), subpars. substit. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 7 (1) (a) (4)
S.10 (4) (aa) (ab), pars. ins. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 7 (1) (b) (4)
S.10 (4) (b) (ii), applic. rstrct. 34/2000, s.5 (2)
S.10 (11), subsec. substit. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 7 (1) (c) (4)
S.11 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.11 (1), subsec. substit. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 8 (a)
S.11 (1) (c) am. 34/2000, s.8 (b)
S.11 (2) (2A) (2B), subsecs. substit. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 8 (b)
S.11 (4), subsec. ins. 32/1987, ss. 19, 23 (3)
S.12 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.12 elected persons under s. 12 to be members of fisheries district committee S.I. No. 849 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 9(2)(a)
S.12 (2) (b) (ii) (c), appl. with am. 32/1987, ss. 20 (2) (b), 23 (3)
S.12 (3) (b) (i), creation of classes of members. 26/1991, ss. 2, 14 (3)
S.13 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.13 am. 26/1991, ss. 2, 14 (4)
S.13 (1) (b) (i), appl. with am. 32/1987, ss. 20 (2) (c), 23 (3)
S.14 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.15 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S. 15 year fixed for elections S.I. No. 495 of 2009, art. 2
  S.I. No. 629 of 2006, art. 2
  S.I. No. 794 of 2005, art. 2
  S.I. No. 505 of 1997, art. 2
S.16 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.17 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.17A repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.17A, new s. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 9
S.18 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.18A repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.18A, new s. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 10
S.19 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.19, s. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 11
S.20 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
Ss. 20, 21, 22, ss. substit. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 12, 13, 14
S.21 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.22 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.23 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.24 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.24 (4) (5) appl. 27/1995, s.5 (10)
S.25 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.25 am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 15 (c)
S.25 (1A), subsec. ins. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 15 (a)
S.25 (2) (a) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 15 (b)
S.26 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S. 26 forms prescribed S.I. No. 71 of 1983, regs. 2, 3, schedule
S.27 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.27 (1), subsec. substit. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 16
S.27 (1) (d) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S.27 (3) (b) (4) (5) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S.27 (6) rep. 8/1994, ss. 1 (9), 4 (1) (3), sch. 1, pt. 1
S.27 (6) (7) del. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S.28 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.29 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.30 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.31 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.32 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.33 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.34 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.35 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.36 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.37 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.37 (1) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 17 (a) (i)
S.37 (1) (a) (b) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 17 (a) (ii) (iii) (iv)
S.37 (2) (a) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 17 (b)
S.37 (2) (b) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 17 (c)
S.37 (5) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 17 (d)
S.37 (7) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 17 (e)
S.37 (8) (9) (10) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 17 (f) (g)
S.38 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.38 (1) (b) (2) (4) (6) am. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 18
S.39 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.40 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.41 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.42 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.42, s. 35/1999, ss. 1 (2), 19
S.43 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.44 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.45 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.46 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.47 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S. 48 repealed 8/2006, s. 4(1). See also s. 4(2).
S. 49 repealed 8/2006, s. 4(1). See also s. 4(2).
S.50 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S. 50 part repealed 8/2006, s. 4 (1) and sch. 1
S.50 am. 21/1990, s.25
S.51 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.52 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.54, ctnc. for fees under. 40/2001, s.14 (3)
S.54, oo. under revoked, with saving. 23/1997, ss. 1 (3), 4 (2) (3)
S.54, transit. provn. for licence under. 23/1997, ss. 1 (3), 75 (1) (b) (2) (a)
S.54, transit. provn. 23/1997, ss. 1 (3), 74 (1)
S.54 rep. 23/1997, ss. 1 (3), 4 (1)
S. 54 areas designated S.I. No. 318 of 1988, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 276 of 1988, art. 2, sch.
  S.I. No. 345 of 1987, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 41 of 1987, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 32 of 1987, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 31 of 1987, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 402 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 401 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 400 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 399 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 398 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 397 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 396 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 395 of 1986, art. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 87 of 1986, arts. 2, schedule
  S.I. No. 117 of 1985, art. 1(2), schedule
  S.I. No. 116 of 1985, art. 1(2), schedule
S.54 (2) (b), trans. of cert. functns. under. S. I. No. 91 of 1987, art. 4, sch.
S.54 (9) (a) (b) am. 40/2001, s.14 (2)
S.54A inserted S.I. No. 349 of 1989, regs. 2(1), 21
  S. I. No. 349 of 1989, reg. 21
S.54A rep. 23/1997, ss. 1 (3), 4 (1)
S. 54A(2)(d) period prescribed S.I. No. 41 of 1990, reg. 3
S. 54A(4) period prescribed S.I. No. 41 of 1990, reg. 4
S.55 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
Pt. 5 (ss. 55A-55D) substituted 35/1999, s.22
S. 55A National Salmon Commission established S. I. No. 80 of 2000, art. 2
S. 55A (2) (b), list of bodies and orgs. spec. S. I. No. 80 of 2000, art. 3, sch.
  S. I. No. 626 of 2005, art. 2
S. 55D, terms of reference specified S.I. No. 627 of 2005, art. 2 & schedule
S.56 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.57 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.58 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S. 58 transfer of information from register under 10/2010, ss.5 (2), 73(7)
S.58 (1) (2) (a) (b), appl. with am. 32/1987, ss. 20 (2) (e) (f), 23 (3)
S. 58(2) registration day fixed S.I. No. 121 of 1982, reg. 2
S.58 (2A), subsec. ins. 32/1987, ss. 20 (2) (d), 23 (3)
S.58 (3), subsec. del. 32/1987, ss. 20 (2) (g), 23 (3)
S.58 (4) (6), appl. with am. 32/1987, ss. 20 (2) (h) (i), 23 (3)
S.59 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.59 (1) (b) am. 32/1987, ss. 21 (a), 23 (3)
S.59 (2) rep. 32/1987, ss. 21 (b), 23 (3)
S.59 (4) am. 32/1987, ss. 21 (c), 23 (3)
S.60 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.60 (3) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61(1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S.61 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.62 repealed 2/1999, s.197, sch. 6, col. 3
S.63 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.65 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.68 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S.69 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
S. 72 repealed 8/2006, s. 4(1) See also s. 4(2).
S. 73 repealed 8/2006, s. 4(1) See also s. 4(2).
S. 75 repealed 8/2006, s. 4(1) See also s. 4(2).
S.76, constr. of refs. am. 1/1999, ss. 1 (2), 34 (4)
Sch. 2 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
Sch. 3 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1
Sch. 5 repealed 10/2010, s.4 & sch. 1

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Fisheries Act 1980 (Appointed Day) Order 1980 (S.I. No. 323 of 1980)
S. 4 Fisheries (Alteration of Fishery Year) Order 1982 (S.I. No 328 of 1982)
  Fisheries (Alteration of Fishery Year) Order 1982 (S.I. No. 328 of 1982)
S. 5 Fisheries Regions (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 77 of 2000)
  Fisheries Regions (Amendment) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 353 of 1992)
  Aquaculture (St. John's Point) (Revocation) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 71 of 1990)
  Salmon Levy (Revocation) Order 1982 (S.I. No. 162 of 1982)
  Fisheries Regions (Amendment) Order 1981 (S.I. No. 373 of 1981)
S. 5(1) National Salmon Commission (Prescribed Bodies and Organisations) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 626 of 2005)
S. 10 Fisheries Regions (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 77 of 2000
  Fisheries Regions (Amendment) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 353 of 1992)
  Fisheries Regions Order 1980 (S.I. No. 324 of 1980)
S. 10(1)(b) Eastern Fisheries Region (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 379 of 1999)
S. 10(10) Eastern Fisheries Region (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 379 of 1999)
  Fisheries Regions (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 208 of 1994)
  Fisheries Regions (Amendment) Order 1981 (S.I. No. 373 of 1981)
S. 11(5) Fisheries (Salmon Dealer's Licence) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 36 of 1981)
S. 12(3) Salmon and Sea Trout Caught by Rod and Line (Prohibition on Sale) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 29 of 2000)
  Elections to Regional Fisheries Boards (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 352 of 1992)
  Elections to Regional Fisheries Boards (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 352 of 1986)
  lections To Regional Fisheries Boards Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 361 of 1981)
S. 12(5) Elections of Members of Regional Fisheries Boards (First Election Year) Order 1981 (S.I. No. 360 of 1981)
S. 15 Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 811 of 2007)
  Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 559 of 1998)
  Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 505 of 1997)
  Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 339 of 1991)
S. 15(1) Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 495 of 2009)
  Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 548 of 2008)
  Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 629 of 2006)
  Regional Fisheries Boards (Postponement of Elections) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 794 of 2005)
S. 15A Fisheries (Environmental Impact Assessment) (No. 2) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 41 of 1990)
S. 26 Fisheries Act, 1980 (Section 26) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 71 of 1983)
S. 42 Transfer of Fisheries (Moy Fishery) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 431 of 1994)
S. 54 Aquaculture (St. John's Point) (Revocation) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 71 of 1990)
  Aquaculture (St. John's Point) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 318 of 1988)
  Aquaculture (Bantry Bay) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 276 of 1988)
  Aquaculture (Smerwick Harbour) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 345 of 1987)
  Aquaculture (Inver Bay, McSwyne's Bay) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 41 of 1987)
  Aquaculture (Clare Island) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 32 of 1987)
  Aquaculture (Kenmare River) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 31 of 1987)
  Aquaculture (Clifden Bay, Mannin Bay) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 402 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Clew Bay) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 401 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Ballynakill) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 400 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Ventry Harbour and Trabeg Bay) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 399 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Carlingford Lough) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 398 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Mulroy Bay) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 397 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Kilkieran Bay) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 396 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Bertraghboy Bay) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 395 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Killary Harbour) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 87 of 1986)
  Aquaculture (Blacksod and Broadhaven Bays) Order 1985 (S.I. No. 117 of 1985)
  Aquaculture (Achill Sound) Order 1985 (S.I. No. 116 of 1985)
S. 55 Licensed Salmon Dealer's Register Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 163 of 1982)
  Salmon Levy, Licensed Salmon Dealers' Registers and Salmon and Trout Records Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 142 of 1980)
S. 55(2) Salmon Levy Orders 1980 (S.I. No. 141 of 1980
S. 55(3) Sales of Salmon (Attributable Price) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 143 of 1980)
S. 55A National Salmon Commission and Standing Scientific Committee (Terms Of Reference and Procedure) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 483 of 2006)
  National Salmon Commission (Prescribed Bodies and Organisations) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 626 of 2005)
  National Salmon Commission (Establishment) Order, 2000 (S.I. No. 80 of 2000)
S. 55D National Salmon Commission (Terms of Reference) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 627 of 2005)
S. 56 Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 200 of 2001)
  Salmon and Sea Trout Caught by Rod and Line (Prohibition on Sale) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 353 of 2001)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 128 of 2000)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 158 of 1999)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 231 of 1998)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 285 of 1997)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 177 of 1996)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 161 of 1995)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 174 of 1994)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 194 of 1993)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 158 of 1992)
  Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 190 of 1991)
  Bass (Conservation of Stocks) (No. 2) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 129 of 1990)
S. 58(5) Register of Trout, Coarse Fish and Sea Anglers (Fixed Day) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 121 of 1982)