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Production of licences and permits issued by DepartmentN.I.

30.—(1) In section 179 of the principal Act (persons using, etc. fishing engines to produce licence therefor on demand), in paragraph (b) of subsection (3), for the words “as soon as practicable” there shall be substituted the words “ within five days ”.

(2) After section 179 of the principal Act there shall be inserted the following section—

Production of permits issued under section 7A.

179A.(1) If any person—

(a)using at any waters the fishing rights in which are owned by the Department a fishing engine for which a permit is required under section 7A, or

(b)having such a fishing engine erected or in fishing order in his possession in or near such a place,

fails on demand to produce to an authorised person a permit by or by virtue of which he is authorised to use that fishing engine in those waters, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Subsections (2) to (4) of section 179 shall apply in relation to an offence under subsection (1) in the same manner as those provisions apply to an offence under subsection (1) of that section, but with the omission from subsection (3)(b)(i) of that section of the words “by byelaws made under section 37(1)(f)”.

(3) In this section “authorised person” means—

(a)an officer appointed by the Department, and

(b)an officer of the Board..

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