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RELATING TO

WATERS,

- SEA, TIDAL, AND INLAND.

INCLUDING EIGHTS AND DUTIES OF RIPARIAN OWNERS,
CANALS, FISHERY, NAVIGATION, FERRIES, BRIDGES,
AND TOLLS AND RATES THEREON.

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LONDON:

SWEET AND MAXWELL, Limited, 8, CHANCEEY LANE,

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PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.

Since the publication of the "Law of Waters: Sea, Tidal, and Inland," in 1880, several Acts of Parliament relating to the various branches of law of which it treats have been passed.

Of these the most important are the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, the Kailway and Canal Traffic Act, 1888, and the Thames Conservancy Act, 1894, which respectively consolidate previous legislation on the subjects to which they relate. Acts have also been passed for confirming the Conventions made in 1882 and 1887 between Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Holland, and France respecting the police of fisheries and the liquor traffic in the North Sea, and between Great Britain and the United States respecting fur seal fisheries in the Behring Sea; while provision has been made for the establishment of sea fishery boards in British waters by the Sea Fisheries Begulation Act, 1888. Fishery law in inland waters has been amended by the Salmon Fishery Acts of 1884 and 1886; the law relating to water supply by the Local Government Act, 1894, and the Public Health (London) Act, 1891; and the law relating to pollution by the Local Government Act, 1888, which empowers county councils to enforce the provisions of the Bivers Pollution Prevention Acts. There have also been numerous decisions of the Courts, some of which are of considerable importance, on the branches of the law treated of in their work, and the authors have therefore been induced to think that a new edition bringing the law relating to waters up to date may be of use to the profession and the public.

H. J. W. C.

1, Beick Court, Temple. U. A. F.

July, 1902.

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