Whale Fisheries Act, 1937

False statements and forgery of documents.

23.—If any person with intent to deceive—

(a) makes, in reply to any inquiry which a sea fisheries protection officer is entitled to make to such person under this Act, any statement which is false or misleading in any material respect; or

(b) forges or uses, or lends to or allows to be used by any other person, a licence or permit under this Act or forges an entry in any record kept under this Act, or

(c) makes or has in his possession any document so closely resembling a licence or a permit under this Act as to be calculated to deceive,

such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to the penalties mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act.