Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

Trial licences.

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9. (1) The Minister may license a person, other than in fresh water—

( a) to carry on, at a place or in waters specified in the licence, such operations for the purpose of investigating the suitability of the place or waters for aquaculture, or for any activity forming part of an aquaculture operation, or

( b) to carry out such other trials or experiments (including trials in the culture or farming of novel species),

for such period—

(i) in the case of salmon, not exceeding one year, and

(ii) in all other cases, not exceeding 3 years,

and subject to such conditions, which may include or relate to all or any of the matters specified in section 7 (3) , as the Minister thinks fit and specifies in the licence.

(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), a trial licence may specify, by means of a map or otherwise, the boundaries or limits of the place or waters in relation to which the licensee is licensed.

(3) A trial licence is not capable of being renewed.

(4) The Minister may revoke a trial licence where he or she considers that there has been a contravention of or failure to comply with the terms of the licence or of a condition subject to which it was granted.