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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

Crown application: Scotland

143.Section 50(3) adds a new section 10A to the 1984 Act which relates to the application of the new section 6A to the Crown. New section 10A(1) applies the new power of entry in section 6A to Crown land. Most of the foreshore around Scotland is owned by the Crown. By virtue of the definition of Crown land in new section 10A(5), Her Majesty’s private estates are exempt from the new power of entry in section 6A and new section 10A(3) exempts the Crown from any criminal liability.

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