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Board of Agriculture and Fisheries Act 1903

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1Superintendence of Fisheries transferred to Board of Agriculture.

(1)The Board of Agriculture shall after the commencement of this Act be styled the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, and references in any Act or document to the Board of Agriculture shall be construed as references to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.

(2)The powers and duties of the Board of Trade, under the enactments specified in the Schedule to this Act and under any certificate given or order made in pursuance of any of those enactments, and any powers and duties of the Board of Trade or any officer of that Board under any local and personal Act, which relate solely to the industry of fishing, shall be transferred to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries or, in the case of the powers and duties of any officer, to such officer of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries as the Board nominate for the purpose.

(3)Section four of the Board of Agriculture Act, 1889, shall have effect, as respects the transfer of any powers and duties of a Government Department which appear to His Majesty to relate to the industry of fishing, in the same manner as with respect to powers and duties which appear to His Majesty to relate to agriculture or forestry, and sections two and four of that Act shall be read as if the words " the industry of fishing " were added after the word

agriculture.

(4)Sections nine (transfer of officers) and eleven (construction of Acts and documents) of the Board of Agriculture Act, 1889, shall apply, in relation to the powers and duties transferred by or in pursuance of this Act, as if they were transferred by or in pursuance of that Act and as if the date of the commencement of this Act were substituted for the date of the establishment of the Board of Agriculture.

(5)The limitation contained in section thirty-one of the Salmon Fishery Act, 1861, as to the number and term of office of the inspectors of fisheries, shall cease to apply, and those inspectors may be appointed by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries under section five of the Board of Agriculture Act, 1889.

(6)The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries shall be substituted for the Board of Trade as respects communication and returns in section six of the Sea Fisheries (Scotland) Amendment Act, 1885.

(7)Where any portion of the sea shore, proposed to be comprised in an order under Part III. of the Sea Fisheries Act, 1868, is under the management of the Board of Trade, the order shall not be made without the consent of that Board, and section forty-six of that Act shall be construed accordingly.

(8)The Merchandise Marks (Prosecutions) Act, 1894 (which relates to the undertaking by the Board of Agriculture of prosecutions under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1887, in certain cases) shall apply to the produce of any fishing industry as it applies to agricultural or horticultural produce.

(9)Subsection three of section five of the Board of Agriculture Act, 1889, shall apply to expenses incurred by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, in the execution of any powers and duties transferred by or in pursuance of this Act, as it applies to expenses incurred by that Board in the execution of their duties under that Act.

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