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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Fixed monetary penalties: other sanctions

279.Paragraph 2 indicates that the imposition of a fixed monetary penalty removes the person's liability to criminal prosecution for the relevant offence in respect of the act of non-compliance in question. Liability to criminal prosecution is also removed if the person has discharged their liability to a fixed monetary penalty within a time period set under section 47(2)(b).

280.The Scottish Ministers cannot issue a compliance or remediation notice as well as a fixed monetary penalty to a person for the same offence.

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