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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013

Crown application: Scotland

160.Section 57(5) adds a new section 24A to the 1967 Act which relates to the application of the new section 4CA to the Crown. New section 24A(1) applies the new power of entry in section 4CA 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 24A(5), Her Majesty’s private estates are exempt from the new power of entry in section 4CA and new section 24A(3) exempts the Crown from any criminal liability.

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