Fraudulent use of Certificate of Registry or Certificate of Inspection, etc.
398. (1) No person shall use or attempt to use the Certificate of Registry or the Certificate of Inspection granted in respect of a fishing vessel for any purpose other than the lawful navigation of the vessel.
(2) No person shall use or attempt to use for the navigation of a fishing vessel a certificate of Registry or a Certificate of Inspection not granted in respect of that vessel.
(3) No person who has in his possession or under his control the Certificate of Registry or the Certificate of Inspection of a fishing vessel shall refuse or fail, without reasonable cause, to deliver such certificate on demand to the owner of the vessel.
(4) If any person contravenes any of the provisions of this section, he shall, for each offence, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand Taka or with both.
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