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Foyle Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1952

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL

    1. 1.Short title.

    2. 2.Interpretation.

    3. 3.The Foyle Area.

    4. S. 4 rep. by 1966 c. 17 (NI)

    5. S. 5 rep. by SI 1999/859

    6. 6.Deposit of copies of orders and regulations.

    7. S. 7 rep. by SLR 1976

  3. PART II ACQUISITION OF FOYLE FISHERY RIGHTS

    1. 8.Power to acquire fishing rights, etc.

    2. 9.Exemption from stamp duties.

  4. PART III THE FOYLE FISHERIES COMMISSION

    1. 10.Commencement

    2. Constitution and Functions

      1. 11.Establishment of Foyle Fisheries Commission.

      2. 12.Exemption from rates and taxes.

      3. 13.Regulations.

      4. 14.Restrictions on number of licences.

      5. 14A.Acquisition and development of waters for angling

      6. 14B.Permits to fish in Commission's waters

      7. Ss. 15‐18 rep. by SI 1999/859

    3. Dissolution of Londonderry Board

      1. 19.Dissolution of Londonderry Board.

      2. S. 20 rep. by SLR 1976

      3. S. 21 rep. by SI 1999/859

  5. Part IV (Ss. 22 - 26) rep. by SI 1999/859...

  6. PART V TIMES OF FISHING AND ANCILLARY PROVISIONS

    1. 27.Close seasons and close time.

    2. 28.Fishing during close seasons.

    3. 29.Fishing during close time.

    4. 30.Obstruction of salmon and trout.

    5. 31.Removal of fixed engines during close season and close time.

    6. 32.Removal of nets from banks of rivers during close season.

    7. 33.Use of nets during close season or close time.

    8. 34.Prohibition of sale, etc., of salmon and trout unlawfully captured.

    9. S. 35 rep. by 1966 c. 17 (NI)

  7. PART VI PROTECTION OF FISHERIES

    1. Unlicensed fishing, etc.

      1. 35A.Prohibition of unlicensed fishing

      2. 35B.Exceptions, defences, etc. in relation to offences under section 35A

    2. Regulations as to Nets

      1. 36.Restrictions on use of nets.

      2. 37.Mesh of nets for the taking of salmon in the sea and tideways.

      3. 38.Use of salmon nets near mouths of rivers.

      4. 39.Restriction on possession of unlawful net, etc.

    3. Prohibition of Certain Methods of Fishing for, and of Practices Liable to Destroy, Salmon and Other Fish

      1. [40.Penalty for use or possession of deleterious matter.

      2. [41.Penalty for pollution.

      3. 42.Penalty for using, etc., certain devices for taking fish.

      4. 43.Fishing for salmon or trout in a river by cross lines.

      5. 44.Damming, etc., river or mill race for purpose of taking salmon or trout.

      6. 45.Taking fish unlawfully killed or found dead.

    4. Protection of Young and Breeding Fish

      1. 46.Taking, etc., spawn, smolts or fry of salmon or trout.

      2. 47.Disturbing fish on spawning beds.

      3. 48.Penalties for taking, buying, etc., unseasonable salmon or trout.

    5. Miscellaneous Offences

      1. 49.Obstructing persons lawfully fishing.

      2. 50.Placing fishing engine with intent to prevent fish entering nets lawfully set.

      3. 51.Giving warning to persons unlawfully fishing.

      4. [51A.Use of boat or vehicle as aid to commission of offence.

    6. Agents for Fishery Owners

      1. 52.Appointment

  8. PART VIA AQUACULTURE

    1. Aquaculture licences

      1. 52A.Aquaculture licences

      2. 52B.Applications for aquaculture licences

      3. 52C.Determination of applications for aquaculture licences

      4. 52D.Form and conditions of aquaculture licences

      5. 52E.Duration of aquaculture licences

      6. 52F.Effect of aquaculture licence

      7. 52G.Variation of aquaculture licences by Commission

      8. 52H.Variation of aquaculture licences: applications by holder of licence

      9. 52I.Revocation of aquaculture licences

      10. 52J.Surrender of aquaculture licences

      11. 52K.Vesting of aquaculture licences on death or bankruptcy of holder

      12. 52L.Transfer, etc. of aquaculture licences

      13. 52M.Register of aquaculture licences

      14. 52N.Fees in respect of applications for aquaculture licences, etc.

    2. Foyle and Carlingford Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board

      1. 52O.Foyle and Carlingford Aquaculture Licensing Appeals Board

      2. 52P.Appeals from decisions with respect to aquaculture licences

      3. 52Q.Reasons to be given for decisions

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 52R.Recapture of escaped stock

      2. 52S.Offences of making false or misleading statements or false entries

      3. 52T.Inquiries and inspections

      4. 52U.Regulations

      5. 52V.Transitional provision – existing licences in the Foyle and Carlingford Areas

      6. 52W.Transitional provision – applications, etc. for certain licences in the Foyle Area and the Carlingford Area

      7. 52X.Interpretation

  9. PART VII POWERS OF AUTHORISED PERSONS

    1. 53.Definitions.

    2. 54.Appointment of inspectors and river watchers.

    3. 55.Appointment of river watchers by persons interested in fisheries.

    4. 55A.Duration of appointment of river watchers

    5. 55B.Renewal of appointment as river watcher

    6. 56.Limitations on exercise of powers.

    7. 57.Warrant for exercise of powers.

    8. 58.General powers.

    9. 59.Power of lay magistrate to grant warrant to enter certain premises.

    10. 60.Boarding and examination of fishing vessels.

    11. 61.Apprehension of offenders.

    12. 62.Powers in relation to fishing engines, etc.

    13. 63.Powers of inspection, examination, and detention.

    14. [64.Procedure for disposal of boat or fishing engine seized.

    15. 65.Protection of authorised persons.

    16. 66.Penalty for assaulting or obstructing authorised persons.

  10. PART VIII LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

    1. 67.Application of penal provisions of Act.

    2. 68.Penalties for offences.

    3. 69.Saving for acts done for artificial propagation, scientific purposes or improvement of fisheries.

    4. 70.Residence of body corporate.

    5. 71.Offences by bodies corporate.

    6. 72.Trial of offences.

    7. 73.Evidence of mouths of rivers, boundaries between tidal and freshwater portions of rivers, points of mouths of rivers to or from which distances are to be measured.

    8. 74.Forfeiture of licences.

    9. 75.Forfeiture of boats, fishing engines, etc., as statutory consequence of conviction.

    10. 76.Non-obligation of Court to pronounce or record forfeiture.

    11. 77.Disposal of fines.

    12. 78.Disposal of forfeitures.

    13. 79.Proof of regulations, bye-laws, etc.

    14. 80.Inquiries.

    15. 81.Powers in relation to inquiry.

    16. 82.Calculation of time periods

  11. SCHEDULES

      1. First Schedule rep. by 1966 c. 17 (NI)

    1. SECOND SCHEDULE

      1. The Schedule sets out details of the sale of the...

    2. THIRD SCHEDULE

      THE FOYLE, CARLINGFORD AND IRISH LIGHTS COMMISSION

      1. Para. 1 rep. by SI 1999/859

      2. 2.Particular powers of the Commission.

      3. 3.Special powers during transitional period.

      4. Paras. 4‐14 rep. by SI 1999/859

      5. 15.Power to acquire and dispose of land.

      6. Paras. 16‐19 rep. by SI 1999/859

    3. SCHEDULE 3A

      FOYLE AND CARLINGFORD AQUACULTURE LICENSING APPEALS BOARD

      1. Incorporation

        1. 1.(1) The Appeals Board shall have the legal capacities of...

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the remuneration,...

      3. Staffing

        1. 3.(1) The Appeals Board may for the purposes of its...

      4. Procedure

        1. 4.At a meeting of the Appeals Board—

        2. 5.The seal of the Appeals Board shall, when applied to...

      5. Code of conduct

        1. 6.(1) The Appeals Board shall, as soon as practicable, draw...

      6. Accounts

        1. 7.(1) The Appeals Board shall, in such form as may...

      7. Annual report

        1. 8.(1) The Appeals Board shall submit a report on its...

      8. Interpretation

        1. 9.In this Schedule, “ the Finance Departments ” means the...

    4. SCHEDULE 3B

      PROCEDURE IN RELATION TO APPEALS

      1. Notice of appeal

        1. 1.(1) A notice of appeal shall— (a) be made in...

        2. 2.(1) If the Appeals Board considers that the notice of...

        3. 3.(1) The Appeals Board may strike out a notice of...

        4. 4.(1) The appellant may amend the notice of appeal only...

      2. Withdrawal of appeal

        1. 5.(1) The appellant may withdraw his appeal only with the...

      3. Response to notice of appeal

        1. 6.On receiving a notice of appeal the Appeals Board shall—...

        2. 7.(1) The Commission shall send a response to the Appeals...

        3. 8.If the Commission wishes to request confidential treatment for any...

        4. 9.(1) If the Appeals Board considers that the response does...

        5. 10.(1) The Appeals Board may, after hearing the parties, strike...

        6. 11.(1) The Commission may amend the response only with the...

      4. Consolidation, location and conduct of proceedings

        1. 12.(1) Where two or more notices of appeal have been...

        2. 13.The Appeals Board may hold any meeting or hearing or...

      5. Directions and witnesses

        1. 14.(1) The Appeals Board may at any time, on the...

        2. 15.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), the Appeals Board...

        3. 16.If any party fails to comply with any direction given...

      6. Oral hearing to be in public

        1. 17.Any oral hearing shall be in public except for any...

      7. Decision of the Board

        1. 18.(1) The decision of the Appeals Board shall be delivered...

    5. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      FORM OF APPOINTMENT OF RIVER WATCHER UNDER SECTION 55

      1. I, A. B. (or we, A. B. and C. D.,...

      2. do hereby appoint E. F., of

      3. (name the place of his residence),

      4. a river watcher to protect the fishery of

      5. (name the fishery, river, or sea coast, as the case...

      6. pursuant to the Foyle Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland), 1952; and...

      7. (name the place of his residence),

      8. is hereby authorised to do all lawful acts as such...

      9. (Signed)

      10. To all whom it may concern.

      11. I, the undersigned resident magistrate, do hereby approve of the...

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