THE FISHERIES CONSERVATION ACT
(PRB FBBSS 4S8OOIATION.) Oamaru, February 15 Beveral rather important cases connected with bronchos of the Fisheries Oonaerva. tion Act have been before the Reside' t Maglatrate dnrlng the past three days. In one case one of the defendants iraa fined £1 for taking fl >unders under 91n, and In another a fine of £5 was Imposed for " Raffing " trout. The Magistrate, however, deoided In a case where the weight of evldenoe was In favor of the contention that the trout were gaffad In the ocean near the mouth of the "Whltikl River, that the Act wai Inoperative, Inaemnoh a« when the fish left the river they were outside the soope of the Aot nude for their protection, and that no penalty oould be Imposed for taking trout ontaide the rtver. The, fiah go down to the sea, and In returning keep close In to the shore, and are easily made the prey of persons with gaffa.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2065, 16 February 1889
THE FISHERIES CONSERVATION ACT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2065, 16 February 1889
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