Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

Offences and general penalty for contravention or failure to comply with provision of Act.


65. (1) A person who contravenes or fails to comply with a term of a licence or a condition subject to which it is issued shall be guilty of an offence.

F34 [ (2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1), section 6(1), 20 or 67(2) is liable

( a ) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding 5,000, or

( b ) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding 250,000.

(2A) A person guilty of an offence (other than an offence under a provision mentioned in subsection (2) or under section 6(2) or 57(6)) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 2,000. ]

(3) Notwithstanding section 309 of the Principal Act, a summary offence under the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997, shall be prosecuted only—

( a) by the Minister; or

( b) at the suit of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

F35 [ (4) Notwithstanding section 10(4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851, summary proceedings for an offence under subsection (1) or section 6(1) may be instituted within 12 months from the date on which the offence was committed. ]