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Pearl Culture (Control) Regulations (Chapter 307, section 15).
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Countries: China
Regions: Asia;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia;ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Territorial Subdivision: Hong Kong SAR
Date of original Text: 1959
Date of Consolidation: 15/05/1964
Source: Ordinance and subsidiary legislation, Chapter 307 of the revised edition of 1964.
Amended by: LEX-FAOC002303 Pearl Culture (Control) Ordinance (Chapter 307). 1984
Implements: LEX-FAOC001311 Ordinance No. 26 on Pearl Culture (Control), 1958. 15/05/1964
Type of Text: Regulation
Abstract: These Regulations govern the culture of pearl oysters. Any person willing to cultivate pearl oysters must hold a licence (sect. 3) and pay prescribed fees (sect. 4). The licensee shall pay to the Government a royalty calculated on his net profit (sects. 6, 7 and 9). He shall keep an accurate record of prescribed items in relation to the culture of pearls (sects. 10 and 11). Cultivation areas shall be marked by means of buoys (sect. 12). Raft used for the cultivation of pearl oysters are subject to specific requirements (sect. 13-17). Finally the text provides for protection and conservation measures of pearl oysters and penalties.
Comment: These Regulations implement the Pearl Culture (Control) Ordinance of 15 May 1959.They were amended by G.N.A. No. 85 of 1960 and G.N.A. No. 20 of 1961.
Main subjects: Fisheries