(1) Whenever it appears that adequate arrangements have been made by any club or association for preserving and protecting in any water any non-indigenous variety of fish specified by the Government by notification in the Gazette, the Government may by order in Writing concede to such club or association the exclusive right of taking such fish in such water within such limits and for such period and subject to such conditions as the Government may deem fit.
(2) Any club or association to which such right has been Conceded may, Subject to the approval of the Government, make rules for the protection and preservation of the fish to which the concession applies, and for regulating the manner in which they may be taken. Such rules when approved by the Government shall be published in the Gazette.
(3) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by the last preceding sub-section, such rules may-
- (a) Provide for the issue of licenses by the club or association (either in addition to or in substitution for the licenses prescribed by section (9) enabling the licensees to fish for and take the fish to which the concession applies subject to the rules of the club or association;
- (b) prescribe the fees chargeable on the issue of such licenses;
- (c) Provide for the application of such fees; and.
- (d) Prescribe a close season for the fish with regard to which the concession was given.
20. Fishing without license in conceded waters.-
Any person who fishes or takes, or attempts to take, any fish for the taking of which a license is required by rules made under section 19 without such license, or during the close season prescribed by such rules, or in contravention of any of such rules, shall be liable to the punishment prescribed by Section 6.
21. Power to arrest.-
Any Police Officer or other person specially empowered by the Government in this behalf may, without a warrant, arrest any person Committing in his view a breach of any of the provisions of this Act or of any rule made thereunder, if the name and address of such person be unknown to him and if such person, declines to give his name and address or if the Police-Officer or any person empowered as aforesaid shall have reason to doubt the accuracy of such name or address, if given, such person may, subject to the Code of Criminal Procedure or the time being in force, be detained at the Station house until his name and address shall be correctly ascertained.
22. Prohibition against attracting prawns into private waters except under a license.-
(1) Notwithstanding Anything contained in any other provisions of this Act or any law or custom having the force of law, it shall be unlawful for any person except under a license, and in accordance with the terms and conditions, if any, prescribed by rules made under this section, to attract prawns or cause or allow migration of prawns into private waters from any waters notified under sub-section (1) of section 4 by the use of sluices, openings, alluring lights or other contrivances and catch, destroy, cause injury to or prevent escape of any Such fish by the use of nets, gratings, gears or any other means whatsoever.
(2) Any person contravening the provisions of sub-section (1) shall on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred rupees.
(3) The Government may make rules for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this section and prescribe therein the terms and conditions under which a license may be issued.
(4) Fee at such rates as may be fixed by the Government by rules made under sub-section (3) shall be paid in respect of every license issued under sub-section (1):
Provided that the fee payable for any such license shall not exceed sum calculated at rupees one hundred and twenty-five perhectare) of the Private waters into which prawns are attracted or caused or allowed to migrate.
(5) The breach of any rule made under sub-section (3) or of the conditions of any licence