Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Act, 1945

Protection of fisheries.

11.—In the carrying out of an approved scheme it shall not be obligatory on the Board or any contractor employed by the Board to comply with the Fisheries Acts, 1842 to 1944, but the Board shall take and make or, in the case of works executed by a contractor, procure that the contractor shall take and make such precautions and provisions as the Minister for Agriculture may consider adequate for the protection of and avoidance of injury to fisheries during or in consequence of the carrying out of such approved scheme, provided that the said Minister shall, in consultation with the Board, satisfy himself that taking such precautions and making such provisions will not cause substantial detriment to the works provided for by such approved scheme or substantial hindrance to or substantial increase in the cost of such works.