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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Offence:  killing, injuring or taking seals

Section 107 - Offence: killing, injuring or taking seals

168.Section 107 provides for an offence of killing, injuring or taking a seal.

Section 108 - Exceptions:  alleviating suffering

169.Section 108 sets out exceptions to the section 107 offence where the act was to alleviate suffering of a seriously disabled animal through humane killing or tending and releasing. The section places a duty on a person who kills, injures or takes a seal in accordance with these exceptions to report the matter to Scottish Ministers and provides for an offence of failing to comply with this duty.

Section 109 - Exceptions:  licensed activity

170.Section 109 sets out a further exception to the section 107 offence where the act was carried out in accordance with a seal licence.

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