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Functions of Joint Authority

    (1)     If in respect of a fishery there is in force an arrangement under which a Joint Authority has the management of the fishery and the fishery is to be managed in accordance with the law of the State, the Joint Authority has the functions of—

        (a)     keeping constantly under consideration the condition of the fishery;

        (b)     formulating policies and plans for the good management of the fishery;

        (c)     carrying out management measures in respect of the fishery;

        (d)     exercising the powers conferred on it by this Act;

        (e)     co-operating and consulting with other authorities (including other Joint Authorities) in matters of common concern.

    (2)     A Joint Authority has the following objectives in the performance of its functions under subsection (1)—

        (a)     ensuring, through proper conservation, preservation and fisheries management measures, that the living resources of the waters to which this Act applies are not endangered or over exploited; and

        (b)     achieving the optimum utilisation and equitable distribution of those resources.

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