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Tweed Fisheries Act 1857

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II Interpretation of Terms.E+W+S+N.I.

The following Words and Expressions in this Act shall have the Meanings hereby assigned to them, unless such Meanings be repugnant to or inconsistent with the Context; that is to say,

  • The Expression “the River” shall mean and include the RiverTweed,and every River, Brook, or Stream which flows or runs into the said River, and also the Mouth or Entrance of the said River as described and defined in this Act:

  • The Word “Salmon” shall mean and include Salmon, Grilse, Sea Trout, Bull Trout, Whitling, . . . F1:

  • The Expressions “fixed Net” and “fixed Engine” shall respectively mean and include Stake, Bag, Bob, Hang, Sole, Stell, and Cairn Nets, and all Nets, Cruives, Engines, or Devices, of whatsoever Construction or Materials the same may be or however known or termed, used or which may be used for taking, killing, leading, or turning Salmon, or for obstructing the free Passage of Salmon, and fixed to the Soil, or anchored, moored, or fixed or made stationary in any way whatever:

  • The Word “Fishery” shall mean a Salmon Fishery in the River:

  • The Word “Commissioners” shall mean the Commissioners appointed by this Act, and shall include the Representatives of Commissioners as herein-after provided:

  • The Words “Clerk” and “Treasurer” shall mean respectively the Clerk and Treasurer to the Commissioners for the Time being:

  • The Word “Sheriff” shall mean the [F2Sheriff principal of the Sheriffdom] inScotlandwhere the Matter requiring the Cognizance of such Sheriff shall arise, and shall include the [F2Sheriff of such Sheriffdom] :

  • The Words “Justice” and “Justices” shall severally mean a Justice of the Peace or Two or more Justices of the Peace acting for the County, City, Liberty, or Place inEngland orScotland where the Matter requiring the Cognizance of such Justice or Justices shall arise:

  • The Word “Owner” shall mean any Person or Corporation who is the Proprietor of a Fishery in the River, or who receives or is entitled to receive the Rents of such Fishery on his or their own Account, or as Trustee, Guardian, or Factor for any Person or Corporation.

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