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Fisheries Act 1981 (Chapter 29).

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act provides for the establishment of the Sea Fish Industry Authority. The Authority will also provide financial assistance for the promotion of that industry. The Act further amends the law relating to sea fishing, freshwater fishing, fish farming and the protection of whales.
The text consists of 46 sections which are divided into 5 Parts: The Sea Fish Industry Authority (I); Financial assistance for the Sea Fish Industry (II); Regulation of Sea Fishing (III); Fish Farming (IV); Miscellaneous Provisions (V). (Schedules: The Authority (1), levies (2), other authorities, consequential provisions (3), fish farming (4), Repeals (5).
Long title of text
An Act to establish a Sea Fish Industry Authority with the duty of promoting the efficiency of the sea fish industry in the United Kingdom; to provide financial assistance for that industry; to amend the law relating to the regulation of sea fishing; to make new provisions in relation to fish farming; to amend the enactments relating to whales and the importation of live fish; to extend sections 6 and 7 of the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976 to the part of the River Tweed outside Scotland; to repeal section 5 [3] of the Fishery Board (Scotland) Act 1882; and to enable the Department of Agriculture of Northern Ireland to incur expenditure on fishery protection in waters adjacent to Northern Ireland.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
Various dates, see section 46.
Repeals large parts of the Sea Fish Industry Act 1970 and the whole Sea Fish Industry Act of 1973.Other repeals in Schedule 5.Last modification has been made by The Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/644). : There are outstanding changes not yet made by the editorial team to Fisheries Act 1981.
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