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Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984

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6Powers ancillary to section 5

(1)Any person who—

(a)fails to comply with any requirement imposed, or to answer any question asked, by a British sea-fishery officer under section 5 of this Act; or

(b)prevents, or attempts to prevent, any other person from complying with such a requirement or answering such a question ; or

(c)assaults any such officer exercising any of the powers conferred on him by section 5 of this Act, or obstructs any such officer in the exercise of any of those powers shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine Of or not exceeding £5,000, or on conviction on indictment to a fine.

(2)A British sea-fishery officer shall not be liable in any civil or criminal proceedings for anything done in purported exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 5, if the court is satisfied that the act was done in good faith and that there were reasonable grounds for doing it.

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