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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 21- Offences in relation to control agreements, control schemes, etc.

48.Section 21 makes provision in relation to offences. Section 21(1) makes it an offence, without reasonable excuse, for a person to refuse or fail to comply with any requirement imposed on the person by a control agreement (section 16) or a control scheme (section 17). Section 21(2) makes it an offence for a person to wilfully obstruct a person authorised under section 20(1) from carrying out any of their functions under section 20.

49.Section 21(4) provides that a person who commits an offence under section 21(1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, and section 21(5) provides that a person who commits an offence under section 21(2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (currently £10,000), and on conviction on indictment, to a fine.

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