Section 8 in The Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act, 2005

Title: Vacancy in Authority not to invalidate proceeding

Description: No act or proceeding of the Authority shall be invalidated merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the Authority; or (b) any defect in the appointment of a person acting as a member of the Authority; or (c) any irregularity in the procedure adopted by the Authority not affecting the merits of the case.

Title: Appointment of officers, consultants and other employees of Authority.

Description: (1) For the purposes of discharging its functions, the Authority shall appoint such number of officers and other employees as it may consider necessary on such terms and conditions as may be specified by the regulations. (2) The Authority may appoint, from time to time, any person as adviser or consultant as it may consider necessary on such terms and conditions as may be specified by the regulations.

Title: Authentication of orders and other instruments of Authority

Description: All orders, decisions and other instruments of the Authority shall be authenticated under the signature of the Chairperson or any other member or any officer of the Authority authorised by the Chairperson in this behalf.

Title: Functions of Authority

Description: (1) Subject to any guidelines issued by the Central Government under section 3, the Authority shall exercise the following powers and perform the following functions, namely:-- (a) to make regulations for the construction and operation of aquaculture farms within the coastal areas; (b) to inspect coastal aquaculture farms with a view to ascertaining their environmental impact caused by coastal aquaculture; (c) to register coastal aquaculture farms; (d) to order removal or demolition of any coastal aquaculture farms which is causing pollution after hearing the occupier of the farm; and (e) to perform such other functions as may be prescribed. (2) Where the Authority orders removal or demolition of any coastal aquaculture farm under clause (d) of sub-section (1), the workers of the said farm shall be paid such compensation as may be settled between the workers and the management through an authority consisting of one person only to be appointed by the Authority and such authority may exercise such powers of a District Magistrate for such purpose, as may be prescribed.

Title: Power to enter

Description: Subject to any rule made in this behalf, any person generally or specially authorised by the Authority in this behalf, may, wherever it is necessary to do so for any purposes of this Act, at all reasonable times, enter on any coastal aquaculture land, pond, pen or enclosure and— (a) make any inspection, survey, measurement, valuation or inquiry; (b) remove or demolish any structure therein; and (c) do such other acts or things as may be prescribed: Provided that no such person shall enter on any coastal aquaculture land, pond, pen or enclosure without giving the occupier of such aquaculture land, pond, pen or enclosure at least twenty-four hours' notice in writing of his intention to do so.