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Sea Fisheries Act 1883

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16Summary prosecution of offences and recovery of fines

(1) Offences under this Act may (save as otherwise provided) be prosecuted, and fines under this Act may be recovered in a summary manner ; that is to say,—

(a)In England before a justice or justices, in manner provided by the Summary Jurisdiction (English) Acts ;

(b)In Scotland in manner provided by the Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Acts, 1864 and 1881;

(c)In Ireland within the police district of Dublin metropolis in manner provided by the Acts regulating the powers and duties of the justices of the peace of such district, or of the police of such district, and elsewhere in Ireland in manner provided by the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851, and the Acts amending the same ;

(d)In the Isle of Man, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, and Sark respectively, before any court, governor, deputy governor, deemster, jurat, or other magistrate, in the manner in which the like offences and fines are by law prosecuted and recovered, or as near thereto as circumstances admit.

(2)If any person feels aggrieved by any conviction under this Act by a court of summary jurisdiction, or by any determination or adjudication of such court with respect to any compensation under this Act, he may, where imprisonment is awarded without the option of a fine, or the sum adjudged to be paid exceeds five pounds, appeal therefrom as follows :—

(a)In England the appeal shall be to quarter sessions in manner provided by the Summary Jurisdiction (English) Acts;

(b)In Ireland the appeal shall be to the court of quarter sessions in manner directed by the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1S51, and the Acts amending the same.

(c)In Scotland, the Isle of Man, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, and Sark, the appeal shall be to the court and in the manner in which appeals from the like convictions and determinations and adjudications are made.

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