Regulation of fishingN.I.
6.—(1) In section 13 of the 1952 Act (regulations)—
(a)in subsection (1), after paragraph (g) there shall be inserted—
“(gg)the regulation or prohibition of the sale of any species of fish caught by rod and line;”;
(b)in subsection (2), after “licence” there shall be inserted “ , tag ”;
(c)for subsections (3) to (5) there shall be substituted—
“(2A) Regulations made by virtue of subsection (2) may—
(a)provide for charging concessionary fees in such cases as may be prescribed;
(b)provide for exemption from payment of the prescribed fees in such cases as may be prescribed.
(2B) Regulations made by the Commission under this section may—
(a)require tags issued by the Commission to be attached to the carcasses of fish;
(b)require applications for fishing licences to be accompanied by a photograph of the applicant and particulars of the applicant's date of birth;
(c)prescribe the form of, and conditions attaching to, fishing licences issued by the Commission;
(d)provide that a fishing licence to fish with rod and line or hand line shall not be transferable; and
(e)regulate the transfer of other fishing licences.
(3) As soon as practicable after it makes any regulations under this section the Commission shall publish in at least two newspapers circulating in the Foyle Area and the Carlingford Area a notice—
(a)stating that the regulations have been made and giving a general description of their content; and
(b)specifying a place at which, and the hours between which, a copy of the regulations may be inspected.
(4) Regulations made by the Commission under this section may contain such supplementary, incidental and transitional provisions as the Commission thinks necessary or appropriate.
(5) The Department shall cause regulations made under this section to be laid before the Assembly as soon as may be after they are made, and regulations under this section shall be subject to negative resolution.”;
(d)subsections (5A) and (5B) shall cease to have effect.
(2) In section 34 of the 1952 Act, subsection (4) shall cease to have effect.