Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

False or misleading statements in relation to licence applications or appeals.


72.(1) A person who in or in relation to an application for a licence, or an appeal against a decision on an application for an aquaculture licence or the revocation or amendment of a licence, makes a statement in writing which to the person's knowledge is false or misleading in a material respect shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under subsection (1), any licence granted to that person, or to some other person on whose behalf the convicted person was authorised to act, consequent on the application or appeal in relation to which the information was furnished, shall be revoked from the date of the conviction.