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15. Penalty for obstruction of authorised officers.-

If any person-

(a) intentionally obstructs any authorised officer in the exercise of any powers conferred under this Act; or

(b) fails to afford reasonable facilities to the authorised officer or his assistants to board the vessel or to provide for adequate security to such officer and assistants at the time of entry into the vessel or when they are on board such vessel; or

(c) fails to stop the vessel or produce the licence, permit, log book or other document or any fish, net, fishing gear or other equipment on board such vessel, when required to do so by the authorised officer,

he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine not exceeding rupees fifty thousand or with both.

Maritime Zones of India (Regulation of Fishing by Foreign Vessels) Act, 1981 Back

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