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Foyle Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1952

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N.I.Miscellaneous Offences

49Obstructing persons lawfully fishing.N.I.

If any person obstructs any person lawfully engaged in fishing or in proceeding to or in returning from lawful fishing, such first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

50Placing fishing engine with intent to prevent fish entering nets lawfully set.N.I.

If any person wilfully and maliciously places any fishing engine with intent to prevent fish from entering the nets of any other person set and placed in a lawful manner such first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

51Giving warning to persons unlawfully fishing.N.I.

If any person gives or causes to be given or aids or assists in giving any signal or warning to any person engaged in fishing unlawfully of the approach of any member or officer of the Commission, member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary or river watcher appointed under section fifty-five, he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

F1[51AUse of boat or vehicle as aid to commission of offence.N.I.

(1)If any person uses a boat or vehicle as an aid to the commission of an offence against this Act or, within the Foyle Area[F2 or the Carlingford Area], against the provisions of the Fisheries Acts or the corresponding law of the Republic of Ireland he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

(2)Every person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding[F3 level 3 on the standard scale], or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to[F3 an unlimited fine] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(3)If the offence under this section is committed in respect of a vehicle section seventy-five of this Act shall not apply in relation to the vehicle, but …F4 the court [F5 by which the person is sentenced] may order the vehicle to be forfeited.]

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