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(1)The M1Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 shall be amended in accordance with, and have effect subject to, the following provisions of this section.
X1(2)In section 1(1) (orders as to fisheries for oysters, mussels and cockles) for the words “and cockles” there shall be substituted the words “cockles, clams and any other molluscs of a kind specified in regulations made by the appropriate Minister”.
(3)The power to make an order under that section conferring on the grantees a right of regulating a fishery for any specified description of shellfish shall be construed as including a power to enable them with the consent of the appropriate Minister to impose restrictions on, and make regulations respecting, the dredging, fishing for and taking of shellfish of that description within the limits of the regulated fishery.
(4)An order under that section which imposes tolls or royalties upon persons dredging, fishing for and taking any specified description of shellfish within the limits of a fishery shall be construed as conferring on the grantees of the fishery power with the consent of the appropriate Minister to vary the tolls or royalties so imposed.
(5)In subsections (3) and (4) above “the appropriate Minister” has the same meaning as in the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967.
(6)Anything purporting to be done at any time before the passing of this Act under or by virtue of section 1 or 3 of the M2Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 or any enactment thereby re-enacted which could have been done by virtue of subsection (3) or (4) above if that subsection had been in force at that time shall be treated as if it had been done by virtue of that subsection.
X1(7)In paragraph 4(6) of Schedule 1 (notice of inquiry in connection with making of an order under section 1) for the words “fourteen days’” there shall be substituted the words “twenty-eight days’”.
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