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Tweed Fisheries Act 1857

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LVII Removal of Obstructions in the River. U.K.

All Rocks, Shoals, Deposits of Stones, Gravel, Sand, Mud, or other Matter or Thing, and all natural Obstructions in the River, which prevent, obstruct, or interrupt the free Passage of Salmon therein, shall be removed or altered so as to permit and allow of the free Run of Salmon at all Times over, across, or through the same; and if the Owner of the Soil, Land, or Fishery in or upon which the Obstruction or Cause of Interruption exists or is situate shall refuse or neglect to alter or remove the same so as to allow the free Run of Salmon at all Times over, across, or through the same, within Fourteen Days after being thereunto required in Writing by any Two Commissioners or the Clerk, it shall be lawful for the Commissioners or for the Sheriff or any Justice within whose Jurisdiction the Obstruction or Cause of Interruption is wholly or partly situated, upon the Application or Information of any Commissioner or the Clerk, to order and direct that such Obstruction or Cause of Interruption shall be removed or altered by or under the Inspection and Direction of a proper Person to be appointed by the Commissioners or such Sheriff or Justice, and at the Expense of the Commissioners, in such a Manner as may sufficiently effect the Object intended with the least possible Injury to the Property of such Owner: Provided, that this Enactment shall not in any way extend to authorize the Alteration or Removal of any Mill Dam, Dyke, Wear, Cauld, or other permanent Obstruction now used for manufacturing Purposes, and as to which Provision is made in the immediately preceding Section.

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C1S. LVII: power to amend conferred by Salmon Act 1986 (c. 62, SIF 52:2), ss. 3(2)(e), 10(6)(c)

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