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6. (1) The Secretary of State may approve a weighing system if the Secretary of State is satisfied that it is suitable for weighing herring, mackerel or horse mackerel.
(2) The Secretary of State may—
(a)determine conditions to which an approval given under paragraph (1) may be subject; and
(b)amend such conditions.
(3) Where there is a contravention of, or a failure to comply with, a condition determined under paragraph (2), the owner of the weighing system, the operator of that system and the owner of the premises in which that system is located are each guilty of an offence.
(4) A person is guilty of an offence if that person interferes with a weighing system approved under paragraph (1) and, by so doing, causes that system to provide an inaccurate weight reading.
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