Importation of Live Fish Act

Link to law: http://laws.gov.ag/acts/chapters/cap-209.pdf
Published: 1975

Importation of Live Fish (CAP. 209 1

CHAPTER 209

THE IMPORTATION OF LIVE FISH ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. Importation of certain fish prohibited.
3. Importation under licence.
4. Licence for importation.
5. Amendment of Schedule.
6. Regulations.

SCHEDULE.

IMPORTATION OF LIVE FISH

(3rd December, 1975 .) 2311975.

1. This Act may be cited as the Importation of Live Short title.
Fish Act.

2. Any person who imports into Antigua and Barbuda f:f;Pf':p:
any of the species of fish mentioned in the Schedule hereto prohibited.
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of seven hundred and fifty dollars and
to imprisonment for three months and in addition to any
penalty imposed hereunder, any fish in respect of which the
offence has been committed shall be liable to forfeiture and
disposed of in such manner as the court may determine.

3. Any person who imports into Antigua and Barbuda Importation
under licence.

any species of live fish other than those mentioned in the
Schedule hereto without a licence or in non-compliance with

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

CAP. 209) Importation of Live Fish

the terms of a licence granted by the Minister under section
4 hereto shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine of seven hundred and fifty
dollars and to imprisonment for three months and in addi-
tion thereto, any fish in respect of which the offence is com-
mitted shall be liable to forfeiture and disposed of in such
manner as the court may direct. I

Licence for
i 4. The Minister may grant a licence permitting the

importation.
importation into Antigua and Barbuda of any live fish other

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than those listed in the Schedule hereto which licence may
be subject to such terms and conditions and to the payment
of such fees as the Minister may, in his absolute discretion,

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i determine.

Amendment of
Schedule.

5 . The Minister may, by Order, amend the Schedule
hereto by deleting, varying or adding to such Schedule any
species or sub-species of live fish.

Regulations. 6. The Minister may make regulations for the better
carrying out of this Act and in particular may provide for-

(i) the manner in which an application for a
licence under section 4 may be granted and
the form of such licence; and

(ii) the terms which may apply generally to any
licence granted under section 4.

SCHEDULE

Black Bass (Micropterus species)

Piranha (Family Characidea)

Walking Catfish (Genus Clarias)
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