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Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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84Operation of eel weir without free gap.N.I.

(1)The Ministry may by licence authorise the operation of a specified eel weir without a free gap, subject to such conditions as may be contained in the licence.

(2)The Ministry may revoke, or may vary the conditions contained in, a licence granted under this section, where the Ministry is satisfied that such revocation or variation is expedient in the interests of the eel fisheries.

(3)When the Ministry proposes to revoke a licence, or to vary any conditions, under subsection (2), otherwise than on the application of the holder of the licence, the Ministry shall—

(a)give to the holder of the licence at least twenty-eight days' prior notice of its intention to do so; and

(b)state in the notice given under paragraph ( a) the specific variation, if any, under consideration and the grounds upon which the revocation or variation is proposed to be made,

and shall consider any representations in relation to the revocation or variation made by the holder before the expiration of the notice.

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (2), a licence granted under this section may be suspended or revoked in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 1.

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