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Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003

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28Exemption from certain offences in respect of acts done for scientific and other purposes: fish other than salmon

(1)A person shall not be guilty of any contravention of a provision specified in subsection (2) below in respect of any act in relation to fish other than salmon, if that person does the act for—

(a)some scientific purpose; or

(b)the purpose of protecting, improving or developing stocks of fish,

and has obtained the previous permission in writing of the Scottish Ministers.

(2)The provisions are—

(a)sections 2, 5, 8, 9, 17 or 22 of this Act;

(b)section 7 of this Act, so far as it relates to the said section 2; and

(c)section 30F(1) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 (c. 40) (pollution of controlled waters).

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