(1) A person must not, without the written approval of the Authority, trade in tree ferns unless a tag issued by the Authority is affixed to the stem of each tree fern.
Penalty:Fine not exceeding 150 penalty units.
(2) A forest practices officer may, on production of his or her warrant of authorization, require a person who appears to the forest practices officer to be trading in tree ferns contrary to subsection (1) to state all or any of the following:
(a) the person's name and address;
(b) when, where and how the person obtained the untagged tree ferns;
(c) whether the untagged tree ferns were obtained from another person and, if so, the name and address of that other person;
(d) whether the tree ferns were tagged or untagged when the person obtained them.
(3) A person must comply with a requirement under subsection (2).
Penalty:Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(4) In this section sell means sell by wholesale or retail;trade in tree ferns means to do one or more of the following:
(a) collect, acquire or buy tree ferns;
(b) barter or exchange tree ferns;
(c) sell or agree to sell tree ferns;
(d) offer, display or expose tree ferns for sale;
(e) supply, send, forward, transport or deliver tree ferns for sale;
(f) store or hold tree ferns;
(g) authorise, direct, cause or permit a person to do a thing referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f).