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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 47 – Forfeiture of fish failing to meet size requirements

137.Section 47 allows the Scottish Ministers to seek the forfeiture of fish and shellfish which fails to meet minimum size requirements for that species. This power is available by virtue of section 47(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 47(3) allows the Scottish Ministers to dispose of items forfeited under section 47 in any manner they see fit.

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