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Tweed Fisheries Act 1857

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LI Magistrates empowered to issue Search Warrants on Information of Nets, Fish, &c. being illegally in possession.U.K.

Upon Information on Oath to any Sheriff or Justice that the Informant has probable Cause to suspect and does suspect, and stating the Grounds of such Suspicion, that any Person residing or being at the Time within the Jurisdiction of such Sheriff or Justice has, contrary to the Provisions of this Act, in his Custody or Possession, or that there is lodged, placed, or concealed in any Dwelling House, Fishing Shield, Outhouse, or Premises, or in any Boat, Vessel, Carriage, Cart, or Vehicle within the Jurisdiction of such Sheriff or Justice, or which will shortly pass through or be within the same, any Net, Leister, Spear, or similar Engine adapted for taking or killing Salmon, or any Salmon which have been illegally taken or killed in or from the River, it shall be lawful for such Sheriff or Justice to authorize and direct, by Warrant under his Hand, any Superintendent or Water Bailiff appointed and acting under the Authority of this Act, or any High or Petty Constable or other Peace Officer, to search in the Daytime every Dwelling House, and at any Time every Fishing Shield, Outhouse, or Premises, or Place, Boat, Vessel, Carriage, Cart, or other Vehicle wherein he has Information that any such Nets, Leisters, Spears, or Engines, or any Salmon, are lodged, placed, or concealed; and if upon such Search any such Nets, Leisters, Spears, or Engines adapted for the taking or killing of Salmon, or any Salmon illegally taken or killed as aforesaid, shall be there found, it shall be lawful for such Superintendent or Water Bailiff, Constable, or Peace Officer to seize and carry away or secure the same, and also the Boat, Vessel, Carriage, Cart, Vehicle, Basket, Box, or Package in which the same may be found: Provided, that every such Warrant shall be put in force within Twenty-four Hours after the same is granted, and only within the Jurisdiction of the Sheriff or Justice granting such Warrant.

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