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Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966

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5Byelaws for regulation, etc. of sea fisheries

(1)The local fisheries committee for a sea fisheries district may, subject to such regulations as may be made in that behalf by the Minister by statutory instrument, make byelaws to be observed within their district, for all or any of the following purposes, namely—

(a)for restricting or prohibiting, either absolutely or subject to any exceptions and regulations, the fisheries for or taking of all or any specified kinds of sea fish during any period specified in the byelaws;

(b)for restricting or prohibiting, either absolutely or subject to such regulations as may be provided by the byelaws, any method of fishing for sea fish or the use of any instrument of fishing for sea fish and for determining the size of mesh, form and dimensions of any instrument of fishing for sea fish;

(c)for prohibiting or regulating the deposit or discharge of any solid or liquid substance detrimental to sea fish or sea fishing ;

(d)for the regulation, protection and development of fisheries for all or any specified kinds of shellfish, including—

(i)the fixing of the sizes and condition at which shellfish may not be removed from a fishery, and the mode of determining such sizes ;

(ii)the obligation to re-deposit in specified localities any shellfish the removal or possession of which is prohibited by or in pursuance of any Act;

(iii)the protection of shellfish laid down for breeding purposes;

(iv)the protection of culch and other material for the reception of the spat or young of any kinds of shellfish; and

(v)the obligation to re-deposit such culch and other material in specified localities ;

(e)for constituting within their district any district of oyster cultivation for the purposes of section 4 of the Fisheries (Oyster, Crab and Lobster) Act 1877 (which prohibits the sale of oysters between certain dates);

(f)for directing that the proviso to section 8 of the said Act (which affords a defence to a person charged with an offence under that section) shall not apply;

(g)for revoking or amending any order made under section 10 of the said Act (which authorises the making of orders prohibiting or restricting the taking of crabs and lobsters in certain areas);

(h)for revoking or amending any byelaw made under this section.

(2)A byelaw made under this section may provide for its application either to the whole or any specified part or parts of the district for which it is made and either during the whole or any specified part or parts of the year.

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