Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006
Prosecution of summary offences — Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006.
38.— (1) Proceedings for an offence under the Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006 (other than a section specified in a Table) may be prosecuted summarily by the Minister.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other enactment, an offence under the Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006, other than an offence specified in a Table, may be determined in a summary way by a judge of the District Court upon the complaint, verbal or otherwise, of a sea-fisheries protection officer.
(3) For the purpose of giving jurisdiction under the Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006 any act which is an offence under those Acts and triable summarily shall, if committed by or on board a sea-fishing boat—
(a) be deemed to have been committed in any place in which the accused person may be, or
(b) which was within the exclusive fishery limits when the act was committed or when the accused person was arrested, be deemed to have been committed in a district court district abutting on that portion of those limits in which the boat was when the act was committed or the accused person arrested, as the case may be.