Common of piscary

the right of fishing in waters belonging to another.
- Burill.

See also: Common

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He observed that the "highest authorities" had settled that use" by the public, no matter how long, will not confer a right to take fish in inland waters; and we must construe this section [of the Fisheries (Ireland) Act], having regard to the state of the law--the section says that the right must be in the nature of a common of piscary, which can only be acquired by grant or prescription; and such a public right as is here claimed, based on mere user, cannot, in point of law, exist." (59) Here it is not so much that Parliament had gotten the law wrong, but rather that the statute ought to be interpreted in accordance with the common law.
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