63A Taking of absolutely or partially protected marine wildlife
  • Every person commits an offence against this Act and is liable on conviction to the penalty set out in section 67(fa) who without lawful authority (the proof of which shall be on the person charged)—

    • (a) hunts or kills any absolutely or partially protected marine wildlife; or

    • (b) buys or processes for sale or sells or otherwise disposes of or has in his or her possession any absolutely or partially protected marine wildlife or any part thereof; or

    • (c) robs, disturbs, or destroys, or has in his or her possession the nest of any absolutely or partially protected marine wildlife.

    Section 63A: inserted, on 1 October 1996, by section 316(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996 (1996 No 88).

    Section 63A: amended, on 15 October 2000, by section 8 of the Wildlife (Penalties and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 43).