Inland Fisheries Act 2010


Establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland

Chapter 1

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland.

6.— (1) There stands established on the establishment day a body to be known as, in the English language, Inland Fisheries Ireland, or in the Irish language, Iascach Intíre Éireann, to perform the functions conferred on it by this Act and to be referred to in this Act as “IFI”.

(2) IFI shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to acquire, hold and dispose of land or rights in, over or under land or water and acquire, hold and dispose of any other kind of property.

(3) (a) IFI shall perform the functions conferred on it by this Act within and having regard to all waters within the State comprising of a fishery district and any other waters which are—

(i) in any area of the sea to which the internal or inland waters of the State extend under section 86 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 , and

(ii) in the portion of the sea which lies between the baseline for the purposes of this Act and the line every point of which is on the seaward side and at a distance of 12 nautical miles from the nearest point of that baseline.

(b) The Minister may by order substitute for the reference to 12 nautical miles in subsection (3)(a)(ii) a reference to a number of nautical miles specified in the order.

(c) In case an order under subsection (3)(b) is for the time being in force, subsection (3)(a)(ii) shall be construed and have effect as if for the reference in it to 12 nautical miles there were substituted a reference to the number of nautical miles specified in the order.

(4) (a) An order made under subsection (3) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after it is made.

(b) Either House of the Oireachtas may, within 21 sitting days after the day on which an order was laid before it in accordance with paragraph (a), pass a resolution annulling the order.

(c) The annulment under paragraph (b) of an order takes effect immediately on the passing of the resolution concerned, but does not affect anything that was done under the order before the passing of the resolution.