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Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Prohibition of Certain Modes of Taking or Destroying Fish, etc.

    1. 1. Prohibited implements.

    2. 2. Roe, spawning and unclean fish, etc.

    3. 3. Nets.

    4. 4. Poisonous matter and polluting effluent.

    5. 5. Prohibition of use of explosives, poisons or electrical devices and of destruction of dams etc.

  3. Part II Obstructions to Passage of Fish

    1. 6. Fixed engines.

    2. 7. Fishing weirs.

    3. 8. Fishing mill dams.

    4. 9. Duty to make and maintain fish passes.

    5. 10. Power of appropriate agency to construct and alter fish passes.

    6. 11. Minister’s consents and approvals for fish passes.

    7. 12. Penalty for injuring or obstructing fish pass or free gap.

    8. 13. Sluices.

    9. 14. Screens.

    10. 15. Power of appropriate agency to use screens etc. to limit movements of salmon and trout.

    11. 16. Boxes and cribs in weirs and dams.

    12. 17. Restrictions on taking salmon or trout above or below an obstruction or in mill races.

    13. 18. Provisons supplementary to Part II.

  4. Part III Times of Fishing and Selling and Exporting Fish

    1. 19. Close seasons and close times.

    2. 20. Close seasons and close times—fixed engines and obstructions.

    3. 21. Eel baskets etc.

    4. 22. Sale of salmon and trout.

    5. 23. Export of salmon and trout.

    6. 24. Consignment of salmon and trout.

  5. Part IV Fishing Licences and authorisations

    1. 25. Licences to fish.

    2. 26. Limitation of fishing licences.

    3. 27. Unlicensed fishing.

    4. 27A.Authorisation of fishing otherwise than by licensable means

    5. 27B. Unauthorised fishing etc

  6. Part V Administration and Enforcement

    1. Regulation of fisheries etc.

      1. 28. General powers and duties of water authorities and Minister.

      2. 29. Fish rearing licences.

      3. 30. Introduction of fish into inland waters.

    2. Powers of water bailiffs etc.

      1. 31. Powers of search etc.

      2. 32. Power to enter lands.

      3. 33. Orders and warrants to enter suspected premises.

      4. 34. Power to apprehend persons fishing illegally ....

      5. 35. Power to require production of fishing licences.

      6. 36. Provisions supplementary to sections 31 to 35.

    3. Offences

      1. 37. Prosecution etc. of offences.

      2. 37A. Fixed penalty notices for certain offences.

  7. Part VI Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. 38. Works below high water mark.

    2. 39. Border rivers and Solway Firth.

    3. 40. River Severn.

    4. 40A.Power to specify fish

    5. 40B.Orders: supplementary

    6. 41. Interpretation.

    7. 42. Repeals etc.

    8. 43. Citation etc.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Close Seasons and Close Times

      1. 1. Close Seasons and Close Times

      2. 2. Close Seasons and Close Times

      3. 3. Close Seasons and Close Times

      4. 4. Close Seasons and Close Times

      5. 5. Close Seasons and Close Times

      6. 6. Close Seasons and Close Times

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Licences

      1. Duty on licences

        1. 1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, there shall be payable...

        2. 2.Different duties may be fixed under paragraph 1 above for...

        3. 3.The appropriate agency shall at least one month before fixing...

        4. 4.If during the month immediately following the publication of a...

        5. 5.The appropriate national authority , with or without a local...

        6. 6.No duty fixed under the foregoing provisions of this Schedule...

        7. 6.Where the fixing or alteration of any duty takes effect...

        8. 7.The appropriate agency may grant a temporary licence, that is...

        9. 8.There shall be payable in respect of a general licence...

      2. Net etc. licences for salmon and trout fishing

        1. 9.A person shall be treated for the purposes of section...

        2. 9.(1) A person who uses any licensable means of fishing...

        3. 10.The name and address of a servant or agent may...

        4. 11.The date of entry in the licence shall be stated...

        5. 12. Licences

        6. 13.The number of servants or agents whose names may at...

        7. 14.Any person who, with intent to deceive, enters on a...

      3. Historic installations

        1. 14A.(1) Where a fishing licence is granted in respect of...

      4. Miscellaneous

        1. 15.Subject to section 26 above, a fishing licence shall be...

        2. 16.A fishing licence shall not confer any right to fish...

        3. 17.A fishing licence shall not authorise the erection of any...

        4. 18.The production of a printed copy of a statement purporting...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Administration

      1. Part I Orders

        1. Scope

          1. 1.An order may provide— (a) for the imposition, collection and...

          2. 2.An order shall not authorise a fixed engine to be...

          3. 3.The Minister shall not grant a licence until he has...

          4. 4.An order may contain any incidental, consequential or supplemental provisions,...

        2. Procedure

          1. 5.An application for an order may be made by any...

          2. 6.The applicant for an order shall give such security for...

          3. 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          4. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          5. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          6. 12.. . . . . . . . . ....

          7. 13.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. Part II Byelaws

        1. General

          1. 14.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          2. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          3. 16.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          4. 17.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          5. 18.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. Purposes for which Byelaws may be made

          1. 19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          2. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          3. 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          4. 21A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          5. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          6. 23.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          7. 24.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          8. 25.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          9. 26.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          10. 27.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          11. 28.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          12. 29.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          13. 30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          14. 31.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          15. 32.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          16. 33.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          17. 34.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          18. 35.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          19. 36.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. Part III Miscellaneous

        1. 37.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 38.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 39.(1) Without prejudice to section 4 of the Water Resources...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Offences

      1. Part I Prosecution and Punishment

        1. 1.(1) Column 2 of the Table below gives a description...

      2. Part II Procedure

        1. 2.Any offence against this Act committed on the sea-coast or...

        2. 3.Offences against this Act committed in Scotland shall be proceeded...

        3. 4.A justice of the peace shall not be disqualified from...

        4. 5.The court by which a person is convicted of an...

        5. 6.Schedule 3 to the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979...

        6. 7.An authorised officer may seize any fish bought, sold or...

        7. 8.Where any fish or any other thing of a perishable...

        8. 9.If a person is convicted of an offence against this...

        9. 10.A person who is prosecuted for an offence against this...

        10. 11.Where a court orders a fishing or general licence or...

        11. 12.Where any person is convicted of an offence against this...

        12. 13.A certificate under paragraph 12 above shall be receivable in...

        13. 14.In paragraphs 10 and 12 above “ proper officer ”...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REPEALS

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