Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1978

Prosecution of offences by Minister and Attorney General.

18.—(1) A summary offence under any provision of the Fisheries Acts, 1959 to 1978 (other than a section specified in the Tables to section 2 of this Act) may be prosecuted by the Minister.

(2) (a) Section 3 of the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1974 , shall not apply to the prosecution of an offence under a section specified in the Tables to section 2 of this Act or to any functions in relation to that matter to which, but for this subsection, it would apply.

(b) References in Part II of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1967 , section 62 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1936 , and section 6 of the Courts Act, 1964 , to the Director of Public Prosecutions shall, in so far as that Part and those sections apply in relation to the offences referred to in paragraph (a) of this subsection or to any functions referred to in that paragraph, be construed as references to the Attorney General.

(c) The Minister may by regulations make such adaptations and modifications of any statute, or instrument made under statute, in force at the commencement of this Act as he considers necessary or expedient for the purpose of enabling this subsection to have full effect.