35. Any inspector or officer may, with a warrant issued by a justice of the peace, enter and search any premises including a vehicle, boat, fishing boat or aircraft and open or cause to be opened any receptacle if he has reasonable and probable cause to believe that it contains aquatic products obtained or held in contravention of this Act or the regulations or any other property which has been used to commit an offence against this Act or the regulations.
A justice of the peace may issue a warrant, subject to such conditions as he may specify therein, if he is satisfied on the basis of a sworn statement by the inspector or officer that there is reasonable and probable cause to believe that such an offence is being or has been committed and that products or property referred to in the first paragraph are present on such premises or in such receptacles.
The warrant, whether executed or not, shall be returned to the justice of the peace who issued it, not later than 15 days after its issue.
1984, c. 16, s. 35; 1986, c. 95, s. 352.