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Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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70Powers of Board with respect to drift nets for the taking of salmon in the sea.F6N.I.

(1)Where [F1the Department][F2is] satisfied that it is expedient to control the use of drift nets for the taking of salmon in the sea, [F3it] may make [F4regulations] prohibiting, restricting or otherwise controlling—

(a)the use of such nets for fishing for salmon in the sea;

(b)the landing of salmon taken by means of such nets;

(c)the having in possession of salmon taken or landed in contravention of the [F4regulations] .

(2)[F4 Regulations] under this section restricting or otherwise controlling fishing for salmon may prescribe—

(a)the classes of persons to whom there may be issued fishing licences in respect of nets to which the [F4regulations] apply;

(b)the classes of boats which may be used for the working of such nets;

(c)the maximum number of fishing licences which may be issued in any year in respect of such nets;

(d)the manner in which such licences shall be allocated in any case where the number of valid applications for such licences in any year exceeds the number prescribed under paragraph ( c) in respect of that year.

(3)If any person contravenes any [F4regulations] made under this section, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F5 £1,000] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

F6App. (hovercraft), SI 1972/971

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