Use of nets across rivers
13. In section 38 of the 1952 Act (use of salmon nets near mouths of rivers) for subsection (2) there shall be substituted—
“(2) If a person—
(a)shoots, draws or stretches a net across the mouth or across any other part of a river; and
(b)fails to leave open a channel which is—
(i)at least one-quarter of the width of the mouth of the river or, as the case may be, of that other part of the river, and
(ii)of sufficient depth and width to facilitate the passage of salmon in that river,
he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.”.