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Tweed Fisheries Act 1857

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 11 G. 4. & 1 W. 4. c. liv. 6 & 7 W. 4. c. lxv.

  3. I. Short Title.

  4. II. Interpretation of Terms.

  5. III. Recited Acts repealed.

  6. IV. Rates and Property vested in the Commissioners.

  7. V. Contracts and Deeds to remain in force, and Commissioners liable for Debts.

  8. VI. Actions not to abate.

  9. VII. Proceedings under recited Acts to be valid.

  10. VIII. Arrears of Rates to be paid to the Commissioners.

  11. IX. Present Officers continued.

  12. X—XIV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  13. XV. Penalty on Commissioners acting if not qualified.

  14. XVI. Commissioners not to act while holding Places of Profit.

  15. XVII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  16. XVIII. Special Meetings may be called.

  17. XIX. Quorum and Adjournment of Meetings.

  18. XX—XXII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  19. XXIII. Commissioners to defray their own Expenses.

  20. XXIV. Commissioners may appoint Officers.

  21. XXV. Books and Accounts to be kept and to be open to Inspection.

  22. XXVI. Same Person not to be Clerk and Treasurer.

  23. XXVII. Penalty on Officer taking Fees other than those allowed.

  24. XXVIII. Security to be taken from Officers intrusted with Money.

  25. XXIX. Collectors to pay over Moneys to the Treasurer.

  26. XXX. Officers to account.

  27. XXXI. Summary Recovery against Officers failing to account.

  28. XXXII. Officers refusing to make out Accounts and deliver up Documents may be committed to Prison.

  29. XXXIII. Where Officers about to abscond a Warrant may be issued in the first instance.

  30. XXXIV. Proceedings against Officers not to discharge Sureties.

  31. XXXV. Commissioners may sue and be sued.

  32. XXXVI. Water Bailiffs to be appointed.

  33. XXXVII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  34. XXXVIII. Water Bailiffs may apprehend Offenders.

  35. XXXIX.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  36. XL. Magistrates may act though interested in Fisheries.

  37. XLI. Limits of the Mouth or Entrance of the Tweed.

  38. XLII—XLIV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  39. XLV. Nets not to be used in Annual Close Times.

  40. XLVI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  41. XLVII. Removal of Boats and Nets used in Fishing.

  42. XLVIII. Boats and Nets not removed may be seized without Warrant.

  43. XLIX. Nets left in the River during Close Times may be seized.

  44. L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  45. LI. Magistrates empowered to issue Search Warrants on Information of Nets, Fish, &c. being illegally in possession.

  46. LII. Ferry Boats and Boats of Proprietors and Occupiers of Land not to be used in Fishing.

  47. LIII. Regulation of private Boats.

  48. LIV. Commissioners to appoint distinguishing Marks for Boats.

  49. LV, LVI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  50. LVII. Removal of Obstructions in the River.

  51. LVIII. Cairns to be removed.

  52. LIX.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  53. LX. To prevent beating the Water.

  54. LXI. As to Water-wheels and Machinery.

  55. LXII. As to the Working of Wear Shot Nets.

  56. LXIII, LXIV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  57. LXV. Noxious Matters not to be placed in the River.

  58. LXVI. Rubbish not to be placed in the River at or below High-water Mark.

  59. LXVII.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  60. LXVIII, LXIX.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  61. LXX. Penalty on Persons taking foul or unseasonable Fish.

  62. LXXI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  63. LXXII. Foul or unseasonable Fish to be put back into River.

  64. LXXIII. Fish taken in Nets or otherwise in open Season to be restored to the Owner or Occupier of Fishings.

  65. LXXIV. To prevent Destruction of Spawn or Fry.

  66. LXXV, LXXVI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  67. LXXVII. Management of joint Fisheries.

  68. LXXVIII. Arbitration in case of Difference.

  69. LXXIX. Rates to be levied.

  70. LXXX. Recovery of Rates.

  71. LXXXI. Application of Rates.

  72. LXXXII. Penalties to be summarily recovered.

  73. LXXXIII. Penalties to be levied by Poinding or Distress and Sale.

  74. LXXXIV. Imprisonment in default of Poinding or Distress.

  75. LXXXV. Poinding or Distress how to be levied.

  76. LXXXVI. Poinding or Distress not unlawful for Want of Form.

  77. LXXXVII. Application of Penalties.

  78. LXXXVIII. Penalties to be sued for within Six Months.

  79. LXXXIX. Damage to be made good in addition to Penalty.

  80. XC. As to enforcing of Summonses and Warrants.

  81. XCI. Witnesses may be summoned, and Penalty on their making default.

  82. XCII. Disposal of forfeited Articles.

  83. XCIII. Form of Proceedings against Offenders.

  84. XCIV. Proceedings not to be quashed for Want of Form.

  85. XCV. Prosecutor not bound to negative Plea of Licence.

  86. XCVI. As to Appeals in Scotland.

  87. XCVII. As to Appeals in England.

  88. XCVIII. Quarter Sessions to dispose of Appeal.

  89. XCIX. Persons giving false Evidence liable to Penalties of Perjury.

  90. C. Act not to affect Powers of Lord High Admiral.

  91. SCHEDULES referred to in this Act.

    1. SCHEDULE (A.)

      Forms of Proceedings for Recovery of Rates.

      1. 1.Petition.

      2. To the Honourable the Sheriff of the County of [orHer...

      3. The Petition ofA,B., Clerk [orTreasurer] to the Commissioners appointed under...

      4. Humbly showeth, ThatC.D. is Owner [orTenant or Occupier] of a...

      5. May it therefore please your Lordship [orHonours] to grant Warrant...

      6. A.B.

      7. 2.Certificate by Collector.

      8. IE.F., Collector appointed by the Commissioners acting under “The Tweed...

      9. E.F.

      10. Sworn at this Day of Eighteen hundred and Before me,G.H....

      11. 3.Warrant.

      12. Having considered the foregoing Complaint, grants Warrant for Recovery of...

      13. G.H. [Magistrate.]

    2. SCHEDULE (B.)

      Forms of Proceedings for Recovery of Penalties.

      1. 1.Information upon Oath.

      2. IA.B., residing at in the County of , Water Bailiff...

      3. Sworn at this Day ofA.B. 18 , before me,

      4. E.F. [Magistrate.]

      5. 2.Petition for Warrant of Search.

      6. [Place and Date.]

      7. Warrant is craved for any Water Bailiff appointed under “The...

      8. G.H., P.F.,

      9. [or other Party entitled to prosecute for Penalties.]

      10. 3.Warrant of Search.

      11. At the Day of 18 , at of the Clock...

      12. Having considered the preceding Information and Application, grants Warrant as...

      13. E.F. (Magistrate.)

      14. 4.Complaint.

      15. To the Honourable the Sheriff of the County of [orHer...

      16. The Petition and Complaint ofG.H. Procurator Fiscal of Court for...

      17. Humbly showeth,

      18. ThatC.D., now or lately residing at in the County of...

      19. May it therefore please your Lordship [orHonour] to grant Warrant...

      20. According to Justice, &c.,

      21. G.H.,P.F. [or other Party entitled to prosecute.]

      22. 5.Deliverance on Complaint.

      23. [Place and Date.]

      24. The [Magistrate] having considered the foregoing Complaint, grants Warrant for...

      25. E.F. [Magistrate.]

      26. 6.Citation.

      27. C.D. Take Notice that you are summoned to appear before...

      28. L.M., Sheriff Officer [orConstable].

      29. 7.Execution of Citation.

      30. IL.M., Sheriff Officer [orConstable] of the County of [or other...

      31. L.M., Sheriff Officer [orConstable].

      32. N.O., Witness.

      33. 8.Conviction in England.

      34. to wit, Be it remembered, That on the Day of...

      35. E.F. G.H.

      36. 9.Conviction in Scotland.

      37. [Place and Date.]

      38. The [Magistrate] in respect of the Evidence adduced [orof the...

      39. E.F. [Magistrate.]

      40. *[If it shall appear at the Trial that no sufficient...

      41. †[If any Article be forfeited,add here, “and further decerns and...

      42. Note.—Warrants of Poinding or Distress in the above Form may...

      43. 10.Warrant of Imprisonment.

      44. To be granted in case of a Return being made...

      45. [Place and Date.]

      46. The [Magistrate] in respect of the Return made that no...

      47. E.F. [Magistrate.]

      48. 11.Warrant of Liberation.

      49. [Place and Date.]

      50. The [Magistrate] in respect of the Return of a sufficient...

      51. E.F. (Magistrate.)

      52. 12.Warrant of Concurrence.

      53. [Place and Date.]

      54. IM.N., Sheriff [orJustice of the Peace,orSheriff Clerk] of the County...

      55. M.N.

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