Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006

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Contravention of EC Regulation (common fisheries policy).

11.— (1) Unless otherwise provided by law, a person who contravenes or fails to comply with an obligation imposed on the person by a Community Regulation commits an offence.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an obligation imposed on the State by a Community Regulation.

(3) This section applies to—

( a) sea-fishing boats within the exclusive fishery limits,

( b) an Irish sea-fishing boat in waters, wherever it may be, and

( c) any person engaged in landing, trans-shipping, buying, handling, weighing, transporting, processing, storing, documenting or selling fish within the State or the exclusive fishery limits.

(4) Where there is a contravention of or a failure to comply with an obligation imposed by a Community Regulation on, or by, a sea-fishing boat and where a person is not specified in the Community Regulation to have contravened or failed to comply with the obligation, the master and the owner of the boat each commits an offence.

(5) Where there is a contravention of or a failure to comply with an obligation imposed by a Community Regulation by a person involved in landing, trans-shipping, buying, handling, weighing, transporting, processing, storing, documenting or selling fish, the person contravening or failing to comply with such obligation commits an offence.