Birds' Eggs Act
Act 7 of 1933
- Commenced on 13 May 1933
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Birds' Eggs Act.
2. DefinitionsIn this Act unless the context otherwise requires:—"birds' eggs" means the eggs of sea‑birds;"close season" means such period or periods as shall be determined by regulations under this Act as a close season for the protection of birds' eggs in relation to any island or place as may be specified in such regulations;"quota" means the quantity of birds' eggs or birds' egg products produced in Seychelles which may be exported during any period in accordance with an order published in the Gazette made by the Minister under section 6;"prescribed" means prescribed by regulations under this Act.
4. Unlawful possessionAny person found in possession, without sufficient excuse or justification, of birds' eggs collected or gathered in contravention of any regulations made under this Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment not exceeding one month or to a fine not exceeding two hundred rupees or both.
6. Fixing of quotaThe Minister may fix by an order published in the Gazette the quota which may be exported from Seychelles during any period as may be fixed by regulations and also allot to any owner, lessee, contractor or person in charge of any island producing birds' eggs a share of the quota.
7. Share of quota not to be allotted as of rightNo owner, lessee, contractor or person in charge of any island producing birds' eggs shall be entitled as of right to any share of the quota or to the renewal of any share allotted to him in the preceding year.
History of this document
13 May 1933