Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 2001

New section 57A of Act of 1997.

12.—The Act of 1997 is amended by the insertion of the following after section 57—

“Board or consultant or adviser or employee or other person may inspect land, etc.

57A.—(1) The Board or a consultant or adviser engaged under section 35(1) or an employee of the Board or a person of whose services the Board has availed itself pursuant to section 35C to carry out an inspection on its behalf as referred to in section 59 may visit and inspect any land, foreshore or area or water to which an appeal under this Chapter relates, whether or not the appeal is the subject of an oral hearing.

(2) A person who obstructs the Board or a consultant or adviser engaged by the Board in the performance of the Board's or that consultant's or adviser's or employee's or person's functions under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.”.