Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

Limitation on licensing to engage in aquaculture.

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8. (1) The licensing authority shall not license a person to engage in aquaculture within the limits of an oyster bed or oyster fishery the property of any private person or to which an oyster bed licence or oyster fishery order relates, without the consent of that private person or of the person who for the time being is beneficially entitled to the oyster bed or oyster fishery.

(2) The licensing authority may license a person to engage in aquaculture within the limits of a several fishery, as defined by section 3 of the Principal Act, only—

( a) if the person is the owner of the fishery, or

( b) with the consent in writing of the owner.

(3) An aquaculture licence shall not be construed as taking away or abridging any right on, to or over any portion of the seashore enjoyed by a person under a local or special Act, or any charter, letters patent, prescription or immemorial usage, or a right of several fishery, without the consent of that person.