Explanatory Notes

Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

2010 asp 5

10 March 2010

The Act

Part 6 – Conservation of Seals

Seal licences

Section 112 - Seal licence conditions

173.Section 112 provides that seal licences must specify a maximum number of seals which may be killed or taken and the type of firearm to be used in shooting seals. It also provides for a number of other conditions which must be specified and for conditions that may be specified including possible close seasons to protect heavily pregnant or nursing seals The section provides for an offence of failing to comply with licence conditions and for a defence to that offence.