(1) A copy of any account, record, return, or information required to be kept, completed, or provided under this Act that purports to be certified by the chief executive as having been kept, completed, or provided (as the case may require), at or within or in relation to any specified time, date, period, or place, shall be sufficient evidence, in the absence of proof to the contrary, of the fact that the account, record, return, or information was so kept, completed, or provided.
(2) Any copy of a record or other document taken by a fishery officer, or any copy of such a copy, shall, subject to subsection (3), be admissible, to the same extent as the original record or document would itself be admissible, as evidence of the record or document and of any transactions, dealings, amounts, or other matters contained in the record or the document.
(3) A copy of any account, record, return, or other document referred to in subsection (1) or subsection (2) (including a copy of such a copy) shall be admissible in evidence only if—
(a) the prosecutor or an agent of the prosecutor serves on the defendant, or the defendant's agent or counsel, not less than 20 working days before the hearing at which it is proposed to tender the copy in evidence,—
(b) the court has not, on the application of the defendant made not less than 10 working days after receipt of the copy referred to in paragraph (a), ordered, not less than 5 working days before the hearing (or such lesser period as the court in the special circumstances of the case thinks fit), that the copy is inadmissible as evidence in the proceedings.