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14 1959

FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) ACT, 1959

PART XVII.

Penalties for Miscellaneous Offences.

Penalty for three or more persons using violence, etc. towards persons lawfully prosecuting a fishery.

286. —If three or more persons, by violence, intimidation or menace, impede or obstruct or attempt to impede or obstruct any person in the lawful prosecution of a fishery the offenders and every person then and there aiding or abetting them shall each be guilty of an offence under this section and shall each be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.

Penalty for obstructing persons lawfully fishing.

287. —If any person obstructs any person lawfully engaged in fishing or in proceeding to or in returning from lawful fishing, such first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

Penalty for placing fishing engine with intent to prevent fish entering nets lawfully set.

288. —(1) If any person wilfully and maliciously places any fishing engine with intent to prevent fish from entering the nets of any other person set and placed in a lawful manner, such first-mentioned person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, any fishing engine by means of which the offence was committed shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.

Penalty for not having names of owners painted on fishing boats.

289. —(1) Every fishing boat shall have upon some conspicuous part thereof the name of the owner, or of one of the owners where more than one, and of his place of residence, painted in clear legible characters or letters of not less than two inches in length.

(2) If, in respect of any fishing boat the provisions of subsection (1) of this section are not complied with, the owner or any person using it shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding two pounds.

Penalty on persons discharging ballast in improper places.

290. —If any person throws out or unloads from any vessel the ballast thereof or any part of the said ballast, within any estuary, harbour or place then, unless such throwing out or unloading is allowed by the Minister or by the local regulations of such harbour or place, each of the following persons, namely, such person, the master of such vessel and the owner of such vessel, shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

Penalty on giving warning to persons unlawfully fishing.

291. —Every person who makes or causes to be made or aids or assists in making any signal or warning to any person engaged in fishing unlawfully of the approach of any water keeper, officer of a board of conservators, or member of the Garda Síochána shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.