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Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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200Forfeiture of licences.F6N.I.

(1)If the person who is the holder of a licence issued by [F1the Department] is convicted of an offence under any provision of this Act, the court may direct the licence to be forfeited and declare that person to be disqualified for holding a licence of the same kind during such period as the court may direct, being a period not exceeding one year in the case of a first conviction and not exceeding five years in the case of a second or subsequent conviction.

(2)If a person who is not the holder of a licence is convicted of an offence under any provision of this Act, the court may declare that person to be disqualified for holding a licence during such period as the court may direct, being a period not exceeding one year in the case of a first conviction, and not exceeding five years in the case of a second or subsequent conviction.

(3)Where under section 74(1) of the Foyle Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1952 [1952. c.5] a licence issued by the Foyle[F2, Carlingford and Irish Lights] Commission (in this section referred to as “the Commission” ) is forfeited and the person who was the holder of that licence is declared to be disqualified for holding a licence of the Commission during a specified period, then, as a statutory consequence of such forfeiture and disqualification,—

(a)any corresponding licence issued by [F1the Department] which is held by that person shall stand forfeited; and

(b)that person shall be disqualified for holding such a licence of [F1the Department] during the same period as he is disqualified for holding a licence of the Commission.

(4)Where a licence is directed to be forfeited under subsection (1) or where it stands forfeited under subsection (3) it shall thereupon cease to be in force.

(5)Where a person is convicted by a court of an offence against this Act or against the Foyle Fisheries Acts, the clerk of the court shall, as soon as may be, in either case forward to each of [F1the Department] and the Commission a duly authenticated certificate of the conviction,F3. . . .

(6)In this section “licence” , in relation to a licence of [F1the Department], means a fishing licence or a dealer's licence, and for the purposes of this section [F4[F5regulations]may specify the classes of fishing licence which are to be deemed to be licences of the same kind].

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