356. Authority to enter land for the purposes of obtaining information or preventing damage to fisheries by seals.

After consultation with the United Kingdom Research and Innovation the appropriate authority1 may authorise in writing any person to enter upon any land2 for the purpose of:

(1)     obtaining information relating to seals for the purpose of any of the functions of that authority or of the Marine Management Organisation under the Conservation of Seals Act 19703; or

(2)     killing or taking seals for the purpose of preventing damage to fisheries by seals4.

Any such authorisation must specify the land to be entered upon5, the period during which the power of entry upon the land may be exercised6, the purpose of the

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