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Protection of the Grey Seal

    Naturevolume 130page430 (1932) | Download Citation



    THE Fishery Board for Scotland has issued a notice directing the attention of fishermen and others to the provisions of the Grey Seals Protection Act of 1932. By that enactment a close time exists, between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1 inclusive, for the taking of grey seals (Halichcerua gryjms). Any person taking, killing, or wounding any grey seal within the above-mentioned close season is liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding £5, and any owner, master, charterer, or hirer of a boat, using or permitting his boat to be used for the purpose of taking, killing, or wounding grey seals during the close season, is liable on conviction to a penalty not exceeding £10.

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