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Part 1SMethods of fishing and offences related to fishing

Close times for salmonS

14Fishing for salmon during annual close timeS

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, any person who fishes for or takes salmon during the annual close time within the meaning of section 37 of this Act shall be guilty of an offence, and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

(2)It shall not be an offence to fish for or take salmon by means of rod and line at any period within the annual close time when such fishing is permitted [F1in the district in which the fishing occurs—

(a)by the regulations or byelaws in force in that district;

(b)by a designation order made in respect of that district;

(c)in accordance with the provisions mentioned in section 37(2)(b) of this Act as they apply in respect of that district;

(d)by an annual close time order made in respect of that district; or

(e)by regulations under section 38 of this Act that make provision as mentioned in subsection (5)(c) of that section in respect of that district.]

(3)A person who commits an offence under this section may be convicted on the evidence of one witness.


Amendments (Textual)

Commencement Information

I1S. 14 in force at 1.4.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/174, art. 2