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J. W. WILLIS BUND, M.A., LL.B.

OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,
VICE-CHAIRMAN SEVERN FISHERY BOARD.

LONDON:
BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,

Lab Publishers to the Queen's most excellent Majesty.
DUBLIN: HODGES, FOSTER & CO. EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK; BELL & BRADFUTE.
CALCUTTA: THACKER, SPINK & CO. BOMBAY: THACKER, VINING & CO.

MELBOURNE: GEORGE ROBERTSON.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. ROWORTH AND SONS,

DEDICATION.

LINCOLN'S INN,

September, 1873.

MY DEAR MR. DILLWYN,

I am quite aware that at the present day Dedications of Books mean very little, still I have ventured to dedicate this one to you, for two reasons : First, because if it had not been for your Act of last Session it would never have been written; and, secondly, to place on record the fact that you are, I believe, the only private member who ever passed a Salmon Fishery Act, and that all those who are in any way engaged with the Law of Salmon Fisheries may know to whose unflagging labour, tact and energy they and the country are indebted for “ The Salmon Fishery Act, 1873,” or, as it should more properly be called, “DILlwyn's Act.”

Yours very sincerely,

J. W. WILLIS BUND.

L. L. DILLWYN, Esq., M.P.

PREFACE.

The following pages are an attempt to classify and arrange systematically a subject which hardly admits of classification or systematic treatment. Although Salmon Fishery Law only dates from 1861, yet the Statutes in regard to it are already becoming as confused a mass of law as the Sanitary Acts have already become.

As by the Salmon Fishery Act, 1873, very great and important changes have been made in the law, the present seemed a favourable time to make the attempt. The object of this Book is not so much to be a legal treatise as a guide to conservators and others who may have to carry the law into practice.

From some experience, as a member of a Board of Conservators, the Author has found the want of a book wherein could be seen at a glance what the law on a particular point is, without the trouble of referring backwards and forwards to the various sections of

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