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Name: General Fisheries Regulations.
Country: Maldives
Subject(s): Fishers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1987
Entry into force:
ISN: MDV-1987-R-105998
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, FAOLEX PDF of Unofficial English Translation PDF of Unofficial English Translation (consulted on 2018-02-18)
Abstract/Citation: These Regulations provide selected rules relative to marine fisheries in The Maldives. No Maldivian vessel shall fish beyond Maldivian waters except after obtaining approval from the Ministry. Any party desiring to fish, process or export fish products shall obtain the approval of the Ministry prior to the commencement of such business. The Regulations impose certain restrictions on reef fishing. They also place restrictions on the use of gear, ban the fishing for sharks for a ten-year period and prohibit the catching, fishing, collecting or killing within the Exclusive Economic Zone of dolphins, whales, female lobsters carrying eggs and certain species of clams, sharks and turtles and regulate the use of Fish Aggregating Devices.
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