1.Title and Extent

(1) This Act may be called THE INDIAN FISHERIES ACT, 1897.


(2) It extends to the whole of India except a[the territories which immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised within Part. B States] [a] Substituted for "Part B states" by 2 A.L.O., 1956. Immediately before the 1st November, 1956, the following were the Part B states in India :--Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Bharat, Mysore, Pepsu, Rajasthan, Saurashtra and Travancore-Cochin: Of these Part B States, Jammu and Kashmir, Mysore, Rajasthan and Travancore-cochin, now known as Kerala, have become full fledged States. Territories of Hyderabad have now been transferred to Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Mysore; pepsu was merged with the then state of Punjab, Madhya, Bharat was joined to Madhya Pradesh, Part of it also going to Rajasthan and saurashtra now forms part of the State of Gujrat.

[b] Words "except Burma" were omitted by A.O.,1937

[c] word"and" at the end of sub-section (2), and sub-section (3) were omitted by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1914 (10 of 1914), S.3 and Sch.II