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PART XF4N.I.MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES

F4App. (hovercraft), SI 1972/971

160Obstructing persons lawfully fishing.N.I.

If any person unlawfully obstructs any person lawfully engaged in fishing or in proceeding to or in returning from lawful fishing, such first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence.

161Placing fishing engine with intent to prevent fish entering any other fishing engine lawfully set.N.I.

If any person wilfully and maliciously places any fishing engine with intent to prevent fish from entering the fishing engine of any other person set and placed in a lawful manner, such first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence.

162Taking or using boats without permission.N.I.

If any person, without the permission of the owner thereof, removes, takes, uses or employs any boat he shall be guilty of an offence.

163Names of owners to be painted on fishing boats.N.I.

(1)Every boat used for fishing, other than a fishing boat excepted from the application of this section by subsection (3), shall have upon some conspicuous place thereof the name of the owner, or of one of the owners where more than one, and of his place of residence, painted in clear legible characters or letters of not less than[F1 5 centimetres] in length.

(2)If, in respect of any boat to which this section applies the provisions of subsection (1) are not complied with, the owner of the boat or any person using it shall be guilty of an offence.

(3)This section shall not apply to any fishing boat registered under[F2 the[F3 Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995]] or to any boat which, so far as it is used for fishing, is used solely for catching fish otherwise than for profit.

164Unauthorised entry on several fishery.N.I.

If any person without authority from the owner or occupier enters into or upon a several fishery for the purpose of fishing, or kills or takes any fish therein, he shall be guilty of an offence.

165Unauthorised fishing in private ponds.N.I.

If any person kills, takes or destroys any fish in any pond, private canal or reservoir without the authority of the owner of such pond, private canal or reservoir, he shall be guilty of an offence.