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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 45 – Disposal of property retained by Scottish Ministers under section 43

135.Section 45 sets out the process to be followed for the disposal of property retained by the Scottish Ministers under section 43. Section 45(2) defines a notice of collection and section 45(3) 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, then the Scottish Ministers should seek to serve a notice of collection on an appropriate person as defined in section 45(6), or on any person likely to be interested in the object. Having complied with the requirements on a notice of collection, the Scottish Ministers may dispose of the object as they see fit at the end of a three-month period from the date of service of the notice if it is not claimed.

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