38. The owner or person who had possession of the marine product or object seized shall have custody thereof. Every inspector may, however, if he considers it advisable, remove it to other premises for purposes of safekeeping. In addition, the custodian shall have custody of the things seized and submitted in evidence, unless the judge to whom they were submitted in evidence decides otherwise.
The marine product or object seized shall be detained until a decision is made under sections 40, 41, 42 and 44 or, if proceedings are instituted, until a judge has decided by judgment.
1987, c. 51, s. 38; 1992, c. 61, s. 601.