There should be a quorum of at least three persons, one of whom should be appointed as chairperson. The others should be independent of the Council's fishery.
Any hearing should be recorded. In all cases, the subject under investigation should be notified in writing s to how his/her case is being dealt with.
The Report Tree is as follows:
- Fishery Bailiff - record and report incident
- Fisheries Officer - prepares report with recommendations
- Countryside Team Leader - provides formal decision
- Land Services Manager - appeals and misconduct hearings