Fisheries Act, 1980

Trail of offences.

49.—The following subsection is hereby substituted for subsection (1) of section 309 of the Principal Act:

“(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other enactment, an offence under any provision of the Fisheries Acts, 1959 to 1980, other than a section specified in Table I to section 2 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1978 , may be heard and determined in a summary way by a District Justice upon the complaint, verbal or otherwise, of a member of the Garda Síochána, the Central Board, a regional board, an officer or servant of a board, a private waterkeeper within the meaning of Part XVIII of this Act or any other person.”.