Review of fisheries laws of certain Members of the Regional Commission for Fisheries.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. No. 1049

Review of fisheries laws of certain Members of the
Regional Commission for Fisheries


by
Judith Swan
International Institutions and Liaison Service
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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ABSTRACT

Swan, J. 2009.
Review of fisheries laws of certain Members of the Regional Commission for Fisheries.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. No. 1049. Rome, FAO. 81p.

This document reviews the fisheries laws of the following Members of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI): the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

A framework for the reviews consisted of the: use of terms; objective, scope and application of the law; institutional and policy provisions; fisheries conservation, management and development; access regime; licensing systems; international aspects; monitoring, control and surveillance; post-harvest, trade; evidentiary provisions; judicial/administrative processes; and violations and fines/penalties.

The framework also formed the basis for a synthesis of the individual reviews. The synthesis identified general gaps and constraints in legislation across the region with reference to the existing provisions, international instruments and best practices. Possible options for reviewing and overcoming the constraints were suggested, including reference to the implementation of international instruments and strengthening relevant legislative provisions.

This review was carried out as a desk study and limited to the legislation and informal translations kindly provided by the seven RECOFI Members.


Table of Contents

Preparation of this document
Abstract

1.

INTRODUCTION

2.

USE OF TERMS

3.

OBJECTIVE, SCOPE AND APPLICATION OF THE LAW

 

3.1

Objective of the law

 

3.2

Scope of the law

 

3.3

Application of the law

4.

INSTITUTIONAL AND POLICY PROVISIONS

 

4.1

Institutions

 

4.2

Policy

5.

FISHERIES CONSERVATION, MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

 

5.1

Information

 

5.2

Conservation and management

 

5.3

Development

6.

ACCESS REGIME

7.

LICENSING SYSTEM

8.

INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS

9.

MONITORING, CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE

10.

POST-HARVEST, TRADE

 

10.1

Processing/handling/sale/marketing

 

10.2

Trade/import/export

11.

EVIDENTIARY PROVISIONS

12.

JUDICIAL/ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES

13.

VIOLATIONS AND FINES/PENALTIES

14.

CONCLUSIONS


APPENDIXES

A.

Framework for the review of fisheries legislation of certain RECOFI Members

B.

Kingdom of Bahrain

C.

The Islamic Republic of Iran

D.

Kuwait

E.

Sultanate of Oman

F.

Qatar

G.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.

United Arab Emirates



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