Search Legislation

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 46 – Forfeiture of prohibited items

136.Section 46 allows the Scottish Ministers to seek the forfeit of any item which has been seized where it would be illegal under Scots law to use that item for sea fishing. This power is available by virtue of section 46(1) to items lawfully seized by BSFOs under sea fisheries legislation either within the Scottish enforcement area or from on board a Scottish fishing boat wherever it is. Section 46(3) allows the Scottish Ministers to dispose of items forfeited under section 46 in any manner they see fit.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources