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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 191: Powers of court following conviction

493.Section 191 confers various powers on the court following conviction of a person for an offence under section 190.

494.More particularly, section 191 enables the court, following conviction, to:

  • order the forfeiture of –


    any fishing gear used in the commission of the offence,


    any sea fisheries resources (including any container in which they are kept) in respect of which the offence was committed; or

  • order the offender to pay a sum of money representing the value of such fishing gear or resources.

495.Where there has been a breach of the conditions of a permit granted by the Welsh Ministers, the court may suspend the permit or disqualify the person from holding or obtaining any such permit relating to any activity to which that permit related. A permit may be suspended or disqualified for such period as the court sees fit.

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