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The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Measures for the Recovery of the Stock of Irish Sea Cod) (Scotland) Order 2000

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Powers of British sea fishery officers to seize fish and fishing gear

8.—(1) Any British sea fishery officer may seize–

(a)in Scotland or in the Scottish zone;

(b)on a Scottish fishing boat wherever it may be,

any fishery products (including any receptacle which contains such product) and any net or other fishing gear to which this article applies.

(2) This article applies to–

(a)any fish (including any receptacle which contains the fish) in respect of which the officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that a relevant offence has been committed; and

(b)any net or other fishing gear which the officer has reasonable grounds to suspect has been used in the course of the commission of such an offence.

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