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PART VIIIN.I.SEA-FISHERIES

F1N.I.Other provisions

F1App. (hovercraft), SI 1972/971

128Use of beaches, etc., by fishermen for purposes of sea-fishing.N.I.

(1)Any fisherman or any person employed by a fisherman may—

(a)enter upon all such beaches, strands and waste lands on or adjoining the seashore or any estuary as may be necessary for the purpose of sea-fishing; and

(b)draw up and spread nets and land fish upon any such beach, strand or waste land.

(2)If any person resists or forcibly obstructs any other person exercising any right conferred by subsection (1), the first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence.

(3)Subsection (1) shall not be construed as authorising the erection of any fixtures or fixed nets on any beach, strand or waste land.

129Use by fishermen of land adjoining fishing places.N.I.

(1)Any fisherman engaged in sea-fishing, and any person watching on behalf of, directing, guiding, assisting or helping to attend to the nets of any such fisherman may, subject to subsection (2), enter any land in the vicinity of any fishing place for the purpose of watching for or of drawing or carrying ashore fish, or for the purposes of directing and guiding any fisherman engaged or about to engage in fishing.

(2)Subsection (1) shall not authorise any person to enter an enclosed garden or any cultivated land bearing a growing crop.

(3)If any person resists or forcibly obstructs any other person exercising any right conferred by subsection (1) the first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence.

S.130 rep. by 1981 NI 7