Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006

Chapter 3

Sea-Fisheries Protection Officers — Detention of boats — Related offences

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Sea-fisheries protection officers.

16.— (1) Each of the following persons is, for the purposes of the Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006, a sea-fisheries protection officer—

( a) an officer of the Department authorised in that behalf by the Minister,

( b) a person appointed under subsection (1), or authorised under subsection (2)(a), of section 51 ,

( c) a member of the Permanent Defence Forces (not below the rank of leading seaman or corporal) for the time being serving on board any ship, vessel or aircraft belonging to or employed in the service of the State,

( d) a member of the Garda Síochána, and

( e) an officer of Customs and Excise authorised in that behalf by the Revenue Commissioners.

(2) The Minister may, in agreement with any body established by or under statute, authorise persons who are officers of that body to—

( a) perform such functions of a sea-fisheries protection officer under this Act, or

( b) assist a sea-fisheries protection officer in exercising such functions,

in such circumstances or area, to such extent and subject to such conditions as he or she may specify in the authorisation.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Sea-fisheries protection officer within meaning of section included in definition of “authorised officer” for purposes of:

European Communities (Food and Feed Hygiene) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 432 of 2009) (1.11.2009) by European Communities (Food and Feed Hygiene) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 432 of 2009), reg. 2(1)(d), in effect as per reg. 1.

European Communities (Health of aquaculture animals and products) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 261 of 2008) (1.08.2008) by European Communities (Health of aquaculture animals and products) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 261 of 2008), reg. 2(1)(c), in effect as per reg. 1.

European Communities (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Animal By-products) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 252 of 2008) (31.07.2008) by European Communities (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Animal By-products) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 252 of 2008), reg. 2(1)(a).

European Communities (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Animal By-Products) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 612 of 2006) (1.09.2006) by European Communities (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Animal By-Products) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 612 of 2006), reg. 2(1)(b), in effect as per reg. 1.

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Previous affecting provision: sea-fisheries protection officer within the meaning of section included in definition of “authorised officer” for purposes of European Communities (Hygiene of Fishery Products and Fish Feed) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 335 of 2006) (30. 06. 2006) by European Communities (Hygiene of Fishery Products and Fish Feed) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 335 of 2006), reg. 2(1)(a); revoked (1.11.2009) by European Communities (Food and Feed Hygiene) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 432 of 2009), reg. 32(1)(d), in effect as per reg. 1.