Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006


Amendments to Fisheries Acts 1959 to 2003, Mercantile Marine Act 1955, Fishery Harbour Centres Act 1968, Dumping at Sea Act 1996 and Maritime Safety Act 2005

Chapter 1

Trial of Offences

Provisions in relation to cases in District Court.

95.— Section 309 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting for subsection (1) (inserted by section 49 of the Fisheries Act 1980 ) the following:

“(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other enactment, an offence under the Fisheries Acts 1959 to 2006, other than the Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006, may be heard and determined in a summary way by a judge of the District Court upon the complaint, verbal or otherwise, of a member of the Garda Síochána, the Central Board, a regional board, an officer or employee of a board, a private waterkeeper (within the meaning of Part XVIII) or any other person.”.