||Title:||Fisheries Protection Ordinance||Gazette Number:||13 of 2012|
|Section:||7A||Heading:||Stop and search without warrant||Version Date:||15/06/2012|
(1) If the Director or a fisheries inspector or authorized officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person has committed or is about to commit an offence under this Ordinance, the Director, fisheries inspector or authorized officer may, without a warrant and on production of proof of identity¡X
(a) stop the person or, if the person is on board a vessel or raft, stop and board the vessel or raft, for the purposes of requiring that person to produce for inspection¡X
(2) A person who without reasonable excuse¡X
(b) detain the person for a reasonable period for inquires about the suspected commission of the offence; or
(i) proof of his or her identity;
(ii) any certificate of registration issued in respect of the vessel (if the person is on board a vessel);
(iii) any research fishing permit issued for the activity which the person has carried out or is about to carry out or intends to carry out;
(c) detain the vessel or raft which the Director, fisheries inspector or authorized officer is empowered by this section to detain in order to board and search until it has been searched.
(a) fails to give the person¡¦s name and address or to produce the person¡¦s proof of identity when required to do so under subsection (1);
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 3.
(b) gives a false or misleading name or address; or
(c) fails to produce the certificate of registration or research fishing permit on request,
(Added 13 of 2012 s. 12)