GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 2305-L Date: 7th October, 1997
The following Act of the West Bengal Legislature, having been assented to by the President of India, is hereby published for general information:-
West Bengal Act XXI of 1997
THE WEST BENGAL INLAND FISHERIES (AMENDMENT) ACT 1997.
An Act to amend the West Bengal Inland Fisheries Act, 1984.
Whereas it is expedient to amend the West Bengal Inland Fisheries Act, 1984, for the purpose and in the manner hereinafter appearing;
It is hereby enacted in the Forty-eighth Year of the Republic of India, by the Legislature of West Bengal, as follows :-
1. Short title and commencement.
(1) This Act may be called the West Bengal Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. Amendment of Section 17A of West Ben. Act XXV of 1981.
In the West Bengal Inland Fisheries Act, 1984, in section 17A, after sub-section (11), the following sub-section shall be inserted :-
“(12) An offence under sub-section (11) shall be cognizable and non-bailable.”
By order of the Governor
Sd/- S. MAITRA
Special Officer & ex officio
Jt. Secy. to the Govt. of West Bengal.