MORANT AND PEDRO CAYS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   How far Cays deemed to be in parish of Kingston

   4   Prohibition of unauthorised fishing, etc, on the Cays

   5   Trespassers on the Cays

   6   Fishery Inspector may inspect Cays, etc

   7   Offence

   8   Arrest and detention of offenders

 

THE MORANT AND PEDRO CAYS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 27th April, 1907]

Cap 255.

Acts
14 of 1971,
19 of 1975.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Morant and Pedro Cays Act.

2   Interpretation

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   In this Act "Fishery Inspector" shall have the meaning assigned to it in section 2 of the Fishing Industry Act.

[19/1975 s 2.]

3   How far Cays deemed to be in parish of Kingston

   The Morant Cays and Pedro Cays shall, for all purposes other than taxation, be deemed to be within and form part of the parish of Kingston.

4   Prohibition of unauthorised fishing, etc, on the Cays

   No person shall, without a written licence from the Minister-

[14/1971 s 8.]

   (a)   fish inside the outer limits of the territorial sea of the Morant and pedro Cays, or either of them;

   (b)   slay, or catch any birds on the said Cays, or either of them;

   (c)   catch turtle on the said Cays, or either of them, or inside the outer limits of the territorial sea thereof;

[14/1971 s 8.]

   (d)   on the said Cays, or either of them, or inside the outer limits of the territorial sea thereof, shoot at any birds, or discharge firearms or rockets, or make a noise calculated to frighten the birds on the said Cays or either of them:

[14/1971 s 8.]

   (e)   take any eggs from the said Cays, or either of them.

5   Trespassers on the Cays

   Every person who, without reasonable excuse (the proof of which shall lie on him) trespasses on the said Cays, or either of them, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

[19/1975 s 4.]

6   Fishery Inspector may inspect Cays, etc

   (1) Any Fishery Inspector or any other person duly authorised in writing by the Minister, for the enforcement of the provisions of this Act, may at all times enter upon and inspect the Morant and Pedro Cays, or either of them, and may-

   (a)   require any person engaging in any of the activities specified in section 4 to produce his licence so to do;

   (b)   require any person found thereon to give any explanation concerning his presence on the said Cays, or either of them; and

   (c)   search any person whom he may have reasonable cause to suspect of committing, or of having committed, an offence against this Act.

   (2) No person who is a female shall be searched under paragraph (c) of subsection (1) except by another female.

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