S.I. No. 298/2005 - Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 2005

S.I. No. 298 of 2005


I, Pat the Cope Gallagher, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 223A (inserted by section 9 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1978 ( No. 18 of 1978 ), as amended by section 4 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1983 (No. 27 of 1983)) of the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959 (No. 14 of 1959), and the Fisheries (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1977 ( S.I. No. 30 of 1977 ) (as adapted by the Marine and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 307 of 2002 )) and the Marine (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2004 ( S.I. No. 703 of 2004 ), hereby make the following order:

1.         This Order may be cited as the Bass (Restriction on Sale) Order 2005.

2.         This Order shall come into operation on 1 July 2005 and shall cease to have effect from 30 June 2006.

3.         Subject to Article 4 of this Order no person shall sell or offer for sale bass other than bass that has been imported into the State.

4.         In a prosecution for an offence under Article 3 of this Order it shall be a defence for the defendant to show that the bass to which the prosecution relates were imported into the State.

GIVEN under my hand,

27 June 2005

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources


(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).

The effect of this Order is to prohibit the sale or offer for sale of bass (other than bass which has been imported into the State) from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.