Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1999

Ministerial directions to boards.

10.—The Act of 1980 is hereby amended by the insertion of the following before Division I of Chapter IV of Part II:


Ministerial Direction

18A.—(1) The Minister may, from time to time, give to the Central Board or a regional board policy directions for the management, conservation, protection, development or improvement of fisheries within a fisheries region or for the protection of molluscs, either in general terms or in relation to specific matters.

(2) A board shall comply with the directions of the Minister and where necessary shall co-operate and co-ordinate with other boards in giving effect to them.”.