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Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966

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20Interpretation

(1)In this Act, except in so far as the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say—

  • " borough " means a municipal borough which contained, according to the census of 1881, a population of not less than twenty thousand;

  • " British sea-fishery officer" means any person who by virtue of section 11 of the Sea Fisheries Act 1883 or of section 25 of the Sea Fish Industry Act 1951 is a British sea-fishery officer ;

  • "harbour authority" means any person or persons being or claiming to be the owner or owners of a harbour or having the duty of improving, managing, maintaining or regulating a harbour;

  • " the Minister " means the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;

  • " sea " includes the coast up to high water mark;

  • " sea fish " means fish of any description found in the sea including shellfish but does not include—

    (a)

    fish of the salmon species, or

    (b)

    trout which migrate to and from the sea ;

  • " shellfish " includes crustaceans and molluscs of any kind ;

  • "vessel" includes, ship, boat, lighter and other craft of any kind, whether stationary or navigated by steam or otherwise.

(2)References in this Act to any enactment are references to that Act as amended by or under any other enactment.

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