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Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976

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Schedule 2Penalties for Offences against Enactments relating to Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries

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Provision of enactment creating the offence

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Rough description of offence

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Mode of prosecution

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Penalty for first offence on summary conviction

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Penalty for second and subsequent offence on summary conviction

6

Penalty for conviction on indictment

The Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1868 (c. 123).
Section 15(1)Fishing for salmon in annual close season, other than by rod and line.Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 15(2)

(a) Fishing in weekly close time (other than by rod and line).

(b) Fishing on Sundays by rod and line.

(c) Contravention of any bye-law relating to weekly close time.

Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 15(3)Fishing for salmon by rod and line during close season contrary to bye-law provisions.Summarily.£50.£100.
Section 15(4)Using a net with a mesh contrary to bye-law provisions.Summarily.£50.£100.
Section 15(5)Using a net to catch salmon at falls etc.Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 15(6)Preventing the passage of or catching salmon at fish passes.Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 15(8)Contravention of any bye-law.Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 18Buying, selling or possessing salmon roe.Summarily.£50.£100.
Section 19Buying, selling or possessing young salmon; disturbing spawn etc.Summarily.£50.£100.
Section 20Buying, selling, taking or possessing unclean or unseasonable salmon.Summarily.£50.£100.
Section 21Buying or selling or having in possession salmon taken in close season.Summarily.£50.£100.
Section 23Failing to remove boats, nets, etc. in close season.Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 24Failing to observe weekly close time arrangements for nets.Summarily.£100.£200.
The Freshwater Fish (Scotland) Act 1902 (c. 29).
Section 1Fishing for or having possession of trout in close season.Summarily.£50.£100.
The Trout (Scotland) Act 1933 (c. 35).
Section 2Purchase or sale of trout under 8 inches or between 1st September and 31st March.Summarily.£50.£100.
The Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951 (c. 26).
Section 1 .Fishing for salmon without legal right or written permission.Summarily.£50.£100.
Section 2Fishing by illegal methods.Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 3 ......Illegal fishing by two or more persons acting together.

(a) Summarily.

(b) On indictment.

£200 or 3 months imprisonment.£400 and/or 6 months imprisonment.Unlimited fine and/or 2 years imprisonment.
Section 4Use of explosives, poisons and electrical devices.

(a) Summarily.

(b) On indictment.

£200 or 3 months imprisonment.£400 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

Unlimited fine and/or 2 years imprisonment.

Section 6Unauthorised removal of dead salmon or trout.Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 10(6)Obstruction of a water bailiff, constable etc.Summarily.£100 and/or 3 months imprison­ment.£100 and/or 3 months imprisonment.
Section 13

(a) Fishing for salmon in the weekly close time (other than by rod and line).

(b) Fishing for salmon on Sundays by rod and line.

Summarily.£100.£200.
Section 15(2)Refusing or neglecting to provide statistics.Summarily.£100.£100.
Section 16Contravention of regulations re­lating to the packing of salmon and trout.Summarily.£50.£100.

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