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The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Measures) (Penalty Notices) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Issue of a penalty notice for a penalty offence

3.—(1) A British sea fishery officer may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (2) in relation to—

(a)a Northern Ireland fishing boat, wherever it may be,

(b)an English fishing boat within the Northern Ireland zone,

(c)a Scottish fishing boat within the Northern Ireland zone,

(d)a Welsh fishing boat within the Northern Ireland zone, or

(e)any other fishing boat within the Northern Ireland zone.

(2) A British sea fishery officer who has reason to believe that a person has committed a penalty offence may issue that person with a penalty notice for an amount not exceeding £2000.

(3) A penalty notice is issued at the time it is sent by post or delivered by hand to the person to whom it relates.

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