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scribed to be taken by the master of every such buss or vessel, on his return from the said fishery, wherein such master is required to swear that no fish other than herrings were taken by the crew of the said buss or vessel. $7.

Superintendent of deep sea fishery to proceed to the bays and coasts. $ 8.-Repealed by 1 and 2 Geo. IV. c. 79.

如包 Superintendent of loch and coast fishery.-It shall be lawful for the lords commissioners of the admiralty, upon the application of the commissioners for the herring fishery, from time to time to appoint a commissioned officer of his Majesty's navy, as superintendent of the British herring fishery carried on in the lochs and upon the coast of Great Britain, not in the deep sea, for the purpose of preserving order among the fishermen and other persons engaged in the said fishery; which person so to be appointed superintendent, shall take an oath in such terms, and before such person as, by the said act 48 Geo. III. c. 110, is required to be taken by the superintendent of the British herring fishery carried on in the deep sea ; and it shall be lawful for such commander and superintendent of the loch and coast fishery, or any person acting by his order, at all times, whenever he shall think fit, to go on board any of the vessels or boats employed in the fishery under his superintendence, and to inspect the certificate of registry, ercise permit, licence, * certificate of fishery officers, and the account kept by the master, or other document, which is or are respectively required by law to be on board such vessel or boat ; all which the master of every such vessel or boat shall produce and deliver to the said superintendent, or other person aforesaid, upon demand, for his inspection and examination; and the said superintendent, or other person, is hereby empowered to detain any such vessel or boat, till all or any of such documents shall be produced and delivered to him; and all powers given by the said act to the superintendent of the deep sea fishery,t shall extend to the superintendent of the herring fishery in the lochs and on the coast of Great Britain, and to every officer of the fishery; and all penalties imposed by the said act on any person, for resisting the superintendent of the deep sea fishery, or for resisting any officer of the fishery, shall extend to every person resisting the superintendent of the herring fishery in the lochs and ou the coast of Great Britain, or any person acting under him. $ 9.

Superintendent authorized to seize nets.-Every net forfeited by the said act, passed in the forty-eighth year of his late Majesty's reign, shall and may be seized by any superintendent of the herring fishery. or any person acting under his orders, or by any officer of the fishery,

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Nets set or hauled on Sunday to be forfeited. If any herring net shall be set or hauled in any river or loch in Scotland, or at any place on the coast thereof, or within two leagues of the same, after twelve of the clock at night on Saturday, and before twelve of the clock at night on Sunday, or having been set before twelve of the clock at night ou Saturday, shall not be hauled before the same hour ; every such net shall be forfeited, and may be seized by any superintendent of the herring fishery, or any person employed under him, or by any officer of the fishery. Sil.

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Licenres were fornerly required for vessels fishing for bounty, as excise pèrmits, under the Salt Laws but they are repealed.

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Herring barrels.-Whereas by an act of 29 Geo. II. intituled "An Act for encouraging the Fisheries in that part of Great Britain called Scotland,” it is, among other things, enacted, that the staves of all barrels in which white herrings shall be packed, in Scotland, shall be at least one half part of an inch in thickness throughout, of made work, under the pain of forfeiting both fish and barrel; and whereas it is expedient that so much of the said act should be amended, and the operation thereof extended throughout Great Britain: be it therefore enacted, that, from and after the lst day of June, 1816, no white herrings shall be cured, packed, or put up, in Great Britain, or on board any vessel or boat employed in the British herring fishery, in any barrel which shall be made in whole or in part of fir, or which shall Dot be one half part of an inch in thickness thoughout, of made work. or which shall not contain thirty-two gallons English wine measure; and that, if any white herrings shall be cured, packed, or put up, in any barrel which shall be made in whole or in part of fir, or which shall not be one half part of an inch in thickness throughout of made work, or which shall not contain thirty-two gallons English wine measure, all such herrings, with the barrel containing the same, shall be forfeited, and shall be seized by any officer of the fishery, customs, or excise. § 12.

Measure by which fresh herrings are to be bought and sold.—The commissioners for the herring fishery are hereby empowered to fix and determine the content or capacity, the form or dimensions, the sorts of wood and thickness thereof, the number, dimension, and material of the hoops, and the marks and characters to be placed on every such measure ; and also to appoint a fit person at such place as they shall think proper, to examine the same, and to cause such marks or characters to be bravded thereon with a hot iron in his presence, according to the rules and regulations aforesaid ; and if, at any time afier the 1st day of June, 1816, any cran or measure, not so marked or branded as aforesaid, shall be made use of in the buying or receiving, selling or delivering, of fresh herrings, in the British herring fishery, or on any part of the coast or shores of Great Britain, every person so making use thereof, shall forfeit the said cran or measure, and also the sun of ten pounds, and the commissioners for the herring fishery shall cause the said cran or measure to be destroyed ; and that the provisions made by the said act of 48 Geo. III. against the fraudulent branding of barrels of herrings with any mark or character by that act appointed to be branded thereon, shall extend and be construed to extend to the subject of this provision, and be put in execution accordingly.* $ 13.

Řegulations for clearing out vessels.—Whenever any vessel or boat shall be intended to be fitted out at any port or place in Great Britain, where an officer of the fishery shall be stationed for the British herring fishery, it shall be lawlul to ship salt, netting, barrels, and other stores on board such vessel or boat, without the presence of such officer ; provided the person intending to ship the same, shall first give such notice thereof in writing, to the said officer of the fishery, and therein specify such particulars as by the said act are required ; and thereupon it shall be lawful for the said officer to give permission, under his hand, to such person (to be written at the foot of the said notice) to ship or put on board the stores therein specified; and, when the same shall be so shipped or put on board, the shipper shall make a declaration thereof

See 1 and 2 Gev. IV. c. 79 $ 5. page 787.

under his hand, to be subjoined to the said permission, and return the same to such officer; whereupon the said officer, being satisfied of the truth of the declaration, shall give the master of the vessel or boat a certificate, that the said stores, specifying the quantities and sorts thereof, were respectively entered and declared to be shipped, mentioning the name of the said vessel or boat, and the name of the master thereof; and such certificate shall be of the same force and effect under the provisions of the said act of 48 Geo. III. and of this act, as if the said salt, netting, barrels, or other stores, had been shipped in presence of an officer of the fishery, and a certificate had been granted to the effect prescribed by the said act. § 14.

Unlawful nets to be forfeited. If any net, which, according to the tenour of the said act, may not be used for the taking of herrings, shall be shipped or put on hoard any such vessel or boat as aforesaid, the same shall be forfeited. $ 15.

Boats not erceeding the burthen of four tons.—Nothing in the said act, or in this act, relative to any vessel or boat fitted out for the British herring fishery, with salt, netting, barrels, or other stores, or which shall proceed to the said fishery having on board salt, to be used in the curing of herrings, or on board of which herrings shall be cured, or which shall return with the herrings so cured to any port of Great Britain, shall be construed to extend to the case of any boat in which salt shall be shipped or put on board for the said fishery, or which shall return with herrings cured with such salt to any part of Great Britain ; provided such boat shall not exceed the burthen of four tons. $ 16.

Salt used in curing herrings ; account of.- Whereas by the said act, 48 Geo. III. c. 110, $ 32, it is enacted, that the master of every vessel or boat, which shall proceed to the British herring fishery, having on board salt to be used in the curing of herrings, shall keep an aecount of the quantity of herrings which he shall cure, or cause to be cured every day, and the quantity of salt used in the curing thereof; which account, signed by him, the said master shall bring, with the herrings which shall have been cured on board thereof, to any port of Great Britain to which the said vessel or boat shall return or arrive for the discharge thereof, and shall verify the same on oath before such officer, as therein mentioned; but so much of the said act as requires that the quantity of salt used every day he specified in such account, is hereby repealed; and the master of every such vessel or boat shall, before the same officer in whose presence he shall verify the account of the particulars by the said act required, and not hereby dispensed with, make oath what quantity of salt has been used or expendel in the curing of the herrings, (mentioning the number of barrels, or if cured in bulk, the number of herrings) specified in the said account; and that no part of the said salt was embezzled, sold, or in any manner disposed of, otherwise than is expressed in the said account; which oath shall be so made by the master of such vessel or boat as aforesaid, before any herring, salt, or other fishing stores, shall be landed or unshipped with intent to be landed, under the like forfeiture as is provided by the said act. § 17.

Herrings to be gutted, cured, and packed, within twenty-four hours after they were taken. It is by this act enacted, that no herrings shall be deemed to be gutted, unless they were gutted, cured, and packed, within twenty-four hours after they were taken or cuugbt. $ 18.

Declaration of transhipment.-In all cases where the master of any

vessel or boat, arriving from the British herring fishery, in any port or place in Great Britain, having on board herrings cured with salt which had been carried from any port or place in Great Britain to the said fishery in a different vessel, shall bring with the said herrings a declaration, signed by the master of the said vessel or boat in which the said salt was carried to the fishery, (with a copy endorsed thereon of the certificate, by the officer of the fishery in whose presence or by whose perinission the salt was shipped.) such declaration expressing the name of the vessel or boat in which the herrings shall be shipped, the name of the master thereof, the number of barrels of herrings shipped or put on board the same, with the marks set on the said barrels respectively, the day on which the herrings contained in each of the said barrels respectively were cured, and the manner in which the same were cured, and what quantity of the salt specified in the said certificate was used in the curing thereof, as is directed by the act 48 Geo. III. c. 110.; the said declaration, although it shall not have been verified on oath by the master of the vessel in which the said salt was carried out, as by the said act 48 Geo. III. is required, shall be of the same force and effect as if the same had been so verified; and provided the master of the vessel or boat, so arriving and having on board the said herrings, shall make oath at the foot thereof, before the officer of the fishery at the port or place where he shall so arrive, that there was no officer of the fishery at the place where the said herrings were shipped or put on board, before whom the said declaration could have been verified, and that he verily believes that the said declaration is true. S 19.

Herrings cured on shore.—If any person or persons having salt stored at any place on shore, where the herring fishery is carried on, shall begin there to cure herrings with such salt as aforesaid, before having given such notice of his intention so to do to the proper officer of the fishery, as is required by the said act made in the forty-eighth year of his late Majesty's reign; or if such person or persons shall not keep such account thereof as is required by the said act and this act; or if the curer of such herrings shall not deliver such account thereof to the proper officer of the fishery, and verify the same upon oath, before such officer, as required by the said act and this act ; every such person so offending (unless the quantity of salt which he shall have stored as aforesaid shall not exceed thirty bushels) shall forfeit the sum of five pounds. $20.

Account relating to gutted herrings.—Whereas by the act 48 Geo. III. c. 110, such officer of the fishery shall deliver a copy of such account, and of such oath thereon as aforesaid, (certified by him to be a true copy,) to the person by whom the same shall be so delivered and verified, so much of the said act is hereby repealed ; and the said officer shall, in lieu of such copy, deliver to such person as aforesaid, a copy of 80 much only of the said account as shall relate to herrings cured gutted ; and in case the curer shall have so produced a part only of the herrings specified in the said copy, the officer shall give him a copy of the account, so far as relates to the residue of the said herrings; and the like proceedings shall be had as often as any part of the herrings shall be so produced at the place where the same were cured as aforesaid; and every such copy shall be certified by the said officer of the fishery to be a true copy of, or extract from, the account of the said curer, verified by him upon oath, specifying the time when, and place where, it was so veri. fied. $21.

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Herrings cured otherwise than in bulk.—No herrings cured otherwise than in bulk, shall be mixed with herrings cured in bulk, whether packed or not; nor shall any herrings cured in bulk, or any herrings which, although otherwise cured, shall have been afterwards laid ia bulk, be packed in any barrel or cask, unless the word " bulk" shall have been first branded thereon in manner herein directed ; and, if any herrings cured otherwise than in bulk, shall be mixed with herrings cured in bulk; or, if any herrings cured in bulk, or which, although otherwise cured, shall have been afterwards laid in bulk, shall be packed in any barrel or cask, barrels or casks, unless the word “ bulk shall have been first branded thereon in the manner herein directed, and shall remain thereon distinctly legible; all such herrings, with the barrels or casks containing the same, shall be forfeited, and may be seized by any officer of the fishery or customs. * $ 24.

Herrings cured in bulk, how to be packed.-When any herrings in bulk shall be brought or imported into any port or place in Great Britain, frrm the British herring fishery, or from any other port or place in Great Britain, or in any of his Majesty's dominions, such herrings shall, upon the landing thereof, be conveyed to a place proper for the packing of the same, and shall there without delay be packed in barrels, on each of which the word “bulk” shall have been first branded in the manner herein directed, and shall not afterwards be laid in bulk; and if any herrings in bulk brought from the British herring fishery, or from any such other port or place as aforesaid, shall not upon the landing thereof be conveyed to such place as aforesaid, or shall not there without delay be packed in barrels, on each of which the word “bulk” shall have first been, or within twenty-four hours afterwards shall be, branded in the manner herein directed, and shall remain thereon distinctly legible, or, having been so packed, shall be afterwards laid in bulk, the said herrings, with the barrels or other packages in which the same shall be contained, shall be forfeited, and shall be seized by any officer of the fishery: Provided always, that no herrings cured or laid in bulk, which shall be intended to be made into red herrings, and which on the landing thereof shall be conve yerl to a manufactory of red herrings, shall be required to be packed in barrels so marked as directed by this act; nor shall any herrings cured or laid in bulk, which on the landing thereof were packed in barrels on each of which the word “ bulk” shall have been branded in the manner herein directed, be forfeited for being afterwards taken out of such barrel, at a manufactory of red herrings, provided the same shall be immediately put in process for being made into red herrings. $ 25.

Refuse of red herrings, how to be packed, &c.-All herrings, being the refuse of the manufactory of red herrings, shall be packed in barrels, on each of which the word “refuse” shall have been branded in the manner herein directed : and all such herrings not packed in barrels, on each of which the word “refuse" shall be so branded, and shall remain distinctly legible, as well as all herrings whatever mixed with herrings of the said description, whether packed or not, shall be forfeited, and shall and may be seized by any officer of the fishery or of the customs. $ 26.

Herrings cured in pickle, in vats, pits, cisterns, t &c.—But this provision shall not be construed to extend to herrings cured originally in bulk in tight vats, pits, cisterns, hogsheads, or casks of a larger size

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