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PART VIN.I.TIMES OF FISHING FOR SALMON, TROUT, POLLEN AND EELS

N.I.Annual close season for salmon and trout caught otherwise than by rod and line

91Provisions to be observed in relation to fixed engines during the annual close season for salmon and troutN.I.

(1)During the annual close season for salmon and trout every net, leader or other moveable part of a fixed engine used for the taking of salmon or trout shall be removed from the poles or fixtures to which it is attached and shall be taken from thence.

(2)If in respect of any fixed engine there is a contravention of the provisions of subsection (1), the occupier of the fixed engine shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1 £500] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(3)Nothing in this section shall be construed as rendering liable to any penalty a person who satisfies the court that he was prevented by floods, storm or stress of weather from complying with subsection (1) during the continuance of that prevention.

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