Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Suspended provisions as to rates on fisheries.

63.—(1) Subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5) of this section shall not have effect during any fishery year to which section 55 applies by virtue of subsection (8) thereof.

(2) The occupier of every fishery in a fishery district, which is entered on the Valuation List prepared under the Valuation Acts as a rateable hereditament, shall in each year pay to the board of conservators for that fishery district as an annual rate, in two equal half yearly gales, on the 1st day of February and the 1st day of July in that year, such sum, in addition to the licence duties to be paid for fishing engines used in fishing that fishery, as shall be equal to the amount of the difference between the sums paid by him for such licence duties and the annual sum of ten per cent. on the rateable valuation of that fishery, subject to such reduction of that percentage as may, from time to time, be made by that board of conservators under subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The board of conservators of a fishery district may, with the approval of the Minister, reduce in respect of that fishery district the percentage specified in subsection (2) of this section, and any such reduction shall have effect on and from the 1st day of January in the then succeeding year.

(4) A rate payable to a board of conservators under this section may be recovered at the suit of the clerk of the board of conservators as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(5) A rate payable to a board of conservators under this section shall be collected by such persons as the board may from time to time appoint, adequate security being taken by the board from the persons so appointed for the duly accounting for the rate collected, and the costs of the collection of the rate shall be part of the expenses of the board.