Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006



36.— Where an offence under a relevant provision has been committed by any person on board a sea-fishing boat, and where the master or owner of the boat is charged with having committed the offence, it is a defence for him or her to show that—

( a) he or she used due diligence to prevent the commission of the acts alleged to constitute the offence and they were done without his or her consent, connivance or default, or

( b) the acts were necessary to secure the safety of the boat or any other vessel or person in peril on the sea.