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(1)Where a British sea-fishery officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person has committed a relevant offence, the officer may issue the person with a fixed penalty notice.
(2)In subsection (1), a relevant offence is an offence—
(a)under the Sea Fisheries enactments, and
(b)specified by the Scottish Ministers by order.
(3)In this Part—
“appropriate fixed penalty” has the meaning given in section 27(2);
“British sea-fishery officer” means any person who by virtue of section 7 of the Sea Fisheries Act 1968 (c. 77) is a British sea-fishery officer;
“period for paying” has the meaning given in section 26(4);
“notice” means a fixed penalty notice issued under subsection (1);
“Sea Fisheries enactments” means any enactments for the time being in force relating to sea fish or sea fishing, including any enactment relating to fishing for shellfish, salmon or migratory trout.
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