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Possessor of certain quantities of fish to produce document concerning possession

    (1)     This section applies to a person—

        (a)     who possesses fish of a particular species in a quantity specified by the regulations for the purposes of this section in respect of that species; and

        (b)     who is required by the regulations to have in his or her possession a document specified by the regulations relating to those fish.

    (2)     The person must have the document in his or her possession as required by the regulations.

Penalty:     60 penalty units.

S. 120AC(3) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 65.23).

    (3)     If asked to do so by an authorised officer or a police officer, the person must produce for inspection any document the person has in his or her possession in relation to those fish.

Penalty:     60 penalty units.

    (4)     In the case of a person who is not a person who carries on the business of selling, receiving or processing fish or fish products, it is a defence to a charge under subsection (2) if the person can prove that the fish were in his or her possession otherwise than for the purposes of sale, processing for reward, transportation for reward or storage for reward.

S. 120B inserted by No. 69/2004 s. 16, substituted by No. 35/2009 s. 69.

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