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The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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Interpretation of Part IIN.I.

3.—(1) In this Part—

  • “advertisement” includes a catalogue, a circular and a price list;

  • “authorised person” means—

    (a)

    the owner or occupier, or any person authorised by the owner or occupier, of the land on which the action authorised is taken,

    (b)

    any person authorised by the Department;

    (c)

    [F1any person authorised in writing by a water undertaker;]

    so, however, that the authorisation of any person for the purposes of this definition shall not confer any right of entry upon any land;

  • “automatic weapon” and “semi-automatic weapon” do not include any weapon the magazine of which is incapable of holding more than two rounds;

  • “aviculture” means the breeding and rearing of birds in captivity;

  • “livestock” includes any animal which is kept—

    (a)

    for the provision of food, wool, skins or fur;

    (b)

    for the purpose of its use in the carrying on of any agricultural activity; or

    (c)

    for rearing and release into the wild for the provision or improvement of shooting or fishing, or for the purposes of nature conservation;

  • “occupier” includes any person having any right of hunting, shooting, fishing or taking game or fish.

(2) A bird shall not be treated as bred in captivity for the purposes of this Part unless its parents were lawfully in captivity when the egg was laid.

[F2(3) Any reference in this Part to a plant which is growing—

(a)includes a reference to a bulb, corm or rhizome;

(b)does not include a reference to a seed or spore.]

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