52. Where a seizure is made under section 36, a judge may, upon conviction for an offence under a provision of section 11, 12 or 13, and on the application of the prosecuting party, declare the confiscation of the seized property.
In such a case, if aquatic products are found in the seized property, the conviction entails the confiscation thereof.
Prior notice of the application for confiscation shall be given by the prosecuting party to the person from whom the property was seized and to the defendant, except where they are in the presence of the judge.
The Minister shall prescribe the manner of disposing of property confiscated under this section.
1984, c. 16, s. 52; 1992, c. 61, s. 432.