(1) A fisheries officer may:(a) stop and detain a boat, and(b) board and search the boat for fish, fishing gear or any record relating to the fishing activities of the boat, and(c) break open and search any hold or container on the boat that the officer has reason to believe contains fish, fishing gear or any such record.(2) A fisheries officer may require the master of a boat to assist the fisheries officer to board the boat.(3) A fisheries officer may require the master of a boat connected with a fisheries offence to take the boat to a specified place in New South Wales or at sea and to remain in control of the boat at that place until a fisheries officer allows the boat to leave the place.(4) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement of a fisheries officer made under this section is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.