A Fisheries Inspector, Boarded Patrick 's Vessel

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1. The above scenario states that you, as a fisheries inspector, boarded Patrick’s vessel. Explain the legal obligations you must comply with when boarding Patrick’s Vessel. State the relevant section of the Act and explain in your own words what you believe this to mean. In order to board Patricks vessel, 'Winning, ' a fisheries inspector must comply with the Fisheries Act 1994 (QLD) section 146 "Boarding of boats and entry of vehicles." This section states that a fisheries inspector has the power to board a boat in order to determine if the Fisheries Act 1994 (QLD) is being complied with. The inspector also has the power to board a vessel or enter a vehicle if he has a reasonable reason to suspect that the boat or vehicle itself is or has been involved in a breach of the act, or if the boat or vehicle, or something in the boat or vehicle can be used as evidence to prove a breach of the act. 2. As a fisheries inspector, you ask Patrick Noble for his personal particulars. a) What sections of the Fisheries Act 1994 (Qld) allows you to exercise such powers? Explain in your own words. In the Fisheries Act 1994 (QLD), section 171 allows the fisheries inspector to exercise this power. Section 171 "Power to require name and address" gives an inspector the power to require someone to state their name and address if they find the person committing an offence against the act, or has reasonable grounds to suspect the person has just committed an offence against the act. b) Are you

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