In this Part:
cetacea display establishment means an animal display establishment used for the exhibition of captive dolphins or whales.
dolphin includes porpoise.
The Director-General shall not issue:(a) an approval for the erection of, or for the conversion of premises into, a cetacea display establishment, or(b) a licence for a cetacea display establishment:without the approval of the Minister.(i) so that there will be more than one such licence in force at any time, or(ii) if the establishment was not in existence before the commencement of this Part,
The Director-General may specify as a term of a licence that only those dolphins and whales kept in captivity, when this Part commences, at the premises the subject of the licence, and their progeny born in captivity at those premises, may be exhibited at those premises.
(1) The Director-General may, as a condition of the issue of a licence for a cetacea display establishment, require that an amount of money, not exceeding the prescribed amount, be deposited with the Director-General by the holder of the licence or that the holder enter into other prescribed arrangements securing the payment of money to the Director-General.(2) The Director-General may use money deposited with the Director-General by the holder of a licence for a cetacea display establishment or secured under other prescribed arrangements to pay any expense incurred by the Director-General in caring for, rehabilitating or returning to its natural environment any dolphin or whale:(a) placed in the care of the Director-General by the holder of the licence, or(b) cared for by the Director-General as a consequence of the failure of the holder of the licence to care for the dolphin or whale in accordance with this Act or the regulations or the terms and conditions of the licence.(3) Money deposited under this section as a condition of the issue of a licence and not liable to be applied in accordance with subsection (2) shall be refunded when the licence ceases to have effect.(4) (Repealed)