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Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976

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6Penalties for offences against fisheries enactments

(1)Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the penalties for offences against the enactments relating to salmon and freshwater fisheries specified in column 1 of that Schedule (of which a rough description is given in column 2 thereof) in place of the penalties in force for such offences at the passing of this Act: and in that Schedule—

(a)column 3 shows whether the offence is punishable on summary conviction (in that column referred to as summarily) or on indictment or either in one way or the other;

(b)columns 4 and 5 show the maximum penalty by way of fine or imprisonment which may be imposed on the summary conviction of a person for a first offence and a second or subsequent offence respectively; and

(c)column 6 shows the maximum penalty by way of fine or imprisonment which may be imposed on a person convicted of the offence on indictment.

(2)Nothing in this section shall affect the penalty which may be imposed on conviction of an offence against any of the said enactments committed before the passing of this Act.

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