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Fisheries Act 1981

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Part IOffences to Which Section 33(1) of This Act Applies

Offences under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975

1Any offence under section 2(2)(a) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 (taking, killing or injuring, or attempting to take, kill or injure, unclean or immature fish).

2Any offence under section 3 of that Act (restriction on shooting or working seine or draft net in certain waters and prohibition on use of certain nets).

3Any offence under section 5(1) of that Act (prohibition on use of explosives, poison or electrical devices to take or destroy fish) relating to the use of a noxious substance or electrical device, and any offence under section 5(4) of that Act relating to the possession of such a substance or device.

4Any offence under section 19 of that Act (fishing for, taking or killing or attempting to take or kill fish during close seasons or close times).

5Any offence under section 27 of that Act (fishing for or faking fish without a licence or possession of equipment with intent to use it for an unlicensed purpose).

6Any offence under section 28(7) of that Act (infringement of byelaws) consisting of a contravention of a byelaw made for a purpose mentioned in any of the following paragraphs of Schedule 3 to that Act—

(a)paragraph 21 or 25 (descriptions of nets and other instruments which may be used for taking fish and restrictions on their use);

(b)paragraph 23 or 24 (restrictions on carrying of certain nets);

(c)paragraph 26 (taking or removing fish from water without lawful authority);

(d)paragraph 28 (taking fish of less than prescribed size).

Offences relating to sea fishing

7Any offence consisting of a contravention of a byelaw made under section 4 of the Sea Fisheries (Scotland) Amendment Act 1885 (byelaws prohibiting or regulating methods of fishing).

8Any offence under section 6(1) of the Herring Fishery (Scotland) Act 1889 (prohibition on beam or otter trawling in certain areas) and any offence consisting of a contravention of a byelaw made under section 7(1) of that Act (power to prohibit beam or otter trawling in certain other areas).

9Any offence under section 1 of the Trawling in Prohibited Areas Prevention Act 1909 of landing fish caught by beam or otter trawling within a prohibited area.

10Any offence consisting of a contravention of a byelaw made under section 5 of the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966 (byelaws for the regulation of sea fishing).

11Any offence under section 17 of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 of taking an edible crab or landing a lobster in a condition prohibited by subsection (1) or (3) of that section.

12Any offence under section 1(1) or (3) of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967 (landing or carrying fish smaller than prescribed size).

13Any offence under section 3(5) of that Act (contravention of order regulating nets and gear).

14Any offence under section 4(3) or (9A) of that Act (contravention of order prohibiting fishing without licence and failure to return to sea fish caught in contravention of such a prohibition).

15Any offence under section 4A(3) of that Act (contravention of order prohibiting trans-shipment of fish without licence).

16Any offence under section 5(1) or (6) of that Act (contravention of order prohibiting fishing and failure to return to sea fish caught in contravention of such a prohibition).

17Any offence under section 6 of that Act (landing or trans-shipping fish in contravention of order).

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