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Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966

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18Provisions with respect to areas under jurisdiction of river or harbour authorities

(1)Where a proposed sea fisheries district will adjoin of overlap the area of a river authority, the Minister shall, by the order defining the limits of the sea fisheries district, draw a line at or near the mouth of every river or stream flowing into the sea or into any estuary within those limits or at the option of the Minister, at or near the mouth of any estuary within those limits, and the sea fisheries district, shall not extend into that river, stream or estuary above that line; but the order may provide with respect to that river, stream or estuary that the river authority shall have the power of a local fisheries committee.

(2)Where an area is under the jurisdiction of a river authority, or a harbour authority, and an application for the creation of a sea fisheries district comprising that area of any part thereof has not been made or has been refused, the Minister may, if he thinks fit, by order confer on the river authority or harbour authority, as the case may be, the powers of a local fisheries committee with respect to that area, and may by a subsequent order revoke or vary any order made under this subsection if the area, or any part thereof, is subsequently comprised in a sea fisheries district.

(3)Where by virtue of this section a river authority of harbour authority have the power of a local fisheries committee, then subject to section 119 of the Water Resources Act 1963 (procedure relating to byelaws made by a river authority), those powers shall be exercisable subject to the like conditions as the like powers are exercisable by such a committee and the provisions of this Act shall apply in relation to byelaws made or officers appointed in exercise of any such powers as if the byelaws were made or the officers appointed by a local fisheries committee.

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