Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1994

Amendment of section 373 of Act of 1894.

4.Section 373 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (5) thereof:

“(5) The Minister for the Marine may make regulations for carrying into effect and enforcing the entry of fishing boats in the fishing boat register, and any convention with a foreign country relative to the registry, lettering and numbering of fishing boats, which is for the time being in force by virtue of any statute, and may by such regulations—

(a) adopt any existing system of registry or lettering and numbering of boats, and provide for bringing any such system into conformity with the requirements of this Act and of any such convention, and the regulations; and

(b) define the boats or classes of boats to which the regulations or any of them are to apply, and provide for the exemption of any boats or classes of boats from the provisions of this section, and from the regulations or any of them; and

(c) apply to the entry of fishing boats in the fishing boat register and their removal therefrom and to all matters incidental thereto, such (if any) of the enactments contained in this or any other Act relating to the registry of Irish ships, and with such modifications and alterations as may be found desirable; and

(d) impose a fine not exceeding one thousand pounds for a breach of any such regulations which cannot be punished by the application of any of those enactments.”.