Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

Consultants and advisers.

35

35. (1) The Board may, from time to time, engage such consultants or advisers as it considers necessary for the performance of its functions and any fees due to a consultant or adviser so engaged shall be paid by the Board out of moneys made available by the Oireachtas.

(2) Any person may notify the Board in writing of his or her willingness to be engaged by the Board as a consultant or adviser and give to the Board particulars of his or her qualifications and experience, and the Board shall maintain a list of such persons.

(3) The Board shall, in engaging a consultant or adviser under this section, have regard to the list maintained under subsection (2), but nothing in this subsection shall be construed as precluding the Board from engaging as a consultant or adviser a person whose name is not on the list.

(4) The Board shall include in its annual report a statement of the names of the persons, if any, engaged pursuant to this section during the year to which the report relates.