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11.—(1) A person’s appointment as a member of the Authority ceases in any of the following circumstances—
(a)the person is convicted of an offence under fisheries legislation, nature conservation legislation or marine licensing legislation;
(b)a monetary penalty is imposed on the person under fisheries legislation, nature conservation legislation or marine licensing legislation;
(c)the person is a council member and ceases to be a member of the relevant council that appointed the person as a member.
(2) The Authority may terminate the appointment of a person as a member if the person is convicted of a criminal offence other than one under fisheries legislation, nature conservation legislation or marine licensing legislation.
(3) The Authority must appoint a person from among its members to the office of chair where—
(a)a person whose membership ceases under this article is the chair; or
(b)a person whose membership ceases under the terms of the person’s appointment is the chair.
(5) The person so appointed—
(a)takes office on being appointed; and
(b)holds office for the remainder of the period specified in article 7(4),
(6) In this article—
(a)“fisheries legislation” means enactments relating to sea or freshwater fishing;
(b)“marine licensing legislation” means Part 4 of the Marine Act; and
(c)“nature conservation legislation” means the enactments mentioned in section 237(2) of the Marine Act.
(7) In paragraph (6) “enactment” includes an enactment contained in subordinate legislation.
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