Fisheries (Geospatial Position Reporting) Regulations 2017

10 Defences

It is a defence to prosecution for an offence against regulation 9(1) if the defendant proves that—

(a)

the offence occurred as a result of an accident, or a mechanical or technical failure (other than a mechanical or technical failure of a nature that could have been avoided with adequate maintenance); and

(b)

the defendant acted reasonably in the circumstances.

Compare: SR 1993/354 r 9