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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 42 – Disposal of objects seized under section 39

126.Section 42 sets out the process which the Scottish Ministers are required to follow when seeking to either return or dispose of an object. Section 42(2)-(5) defines a notice of collection and requires the Scottish Ministers to serve a copy on every person who appears to be an owner of the object or, in the case that an owner cannot be identified, on persons likely to have an interest in the object. Having served a notice of collection under section 42, the Scottish Ministers may dispose of the object as they see fit at the end of a three-month period.

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