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Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China.
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FAOLEX Id: LEX-FAOC023913
Countries: China
Regions: ASIA;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia;ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Date of original Text: 20/01/1986
Date of Consolidation: 28/08/2004
Amended by: LEX-FAOC061916 Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress about Amending the Fishery Law of the People’s Republic of China. 28/04/2004
Amended by: LEX-FAOC023789 Decision of Amending the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 01/12/2000
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC001094 Procedures for the collection and use of fishery resources propagation and protection fees. 09/10/1988
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC001095 Regulations on fishing licence management, 1989. 1989
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC001096 Regulations for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China, 1987. 14/10/1987
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC135462 Provisions of Shanghai Municipality on the protection of aquaculture. 21/10/1997
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC137709 Measures of Qinghai Province for protection of artemia resources. 13/04/2009
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140585 Measures of Hainan Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 29/11/2013
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140586 Regulations of Guangdong Province on Fisheries. 26/07/2012
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140587 Regulations of Yunnan Province on Fisheries. 26/05/2011
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140588 Measures of Gansu Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 29/09/2010
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140590 Measures of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 03/06/2004
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140591 Measures of Beijing Municipality for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 27/07/2007
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140592 Measures of Henan Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 31/05/2007
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140593 Measures of Fujian Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 29/03/2007
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140594 Regulations of Guizhou Province on Fisheries. 25/11/2005
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140595 Measures of Liaoning Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 13/01/2006
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140596 Measures of Tibet Autonomous Region for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 28/01/2006
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140597 Regulations of Zhejiang Province on Administration of Fisheries. 19/12/2013
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140599 Regulations of Tianjin Municipality on Administration of Fisheries. 07/09/2005
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140621 Measures of Sichuan Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 24/09/2004
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140622 Measures of Shaanxi Province for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 03/08/2004
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC140624 Measures of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region for the Implementation of the Fisheries Law of the People's Republic of China. 29/07/2004
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Type of Text: Legislation
Abstract: This Law consists of 6 Chapters divided into 50 articles: General provisions (I); Aquaculture (II); Fishing (III); Increase and protection of fishery resources (IV); Legal liability (V); Supplementary provisions (VI).This Law aims at enhancing the protection, increase, development and reasonable use of fishery resources, and at developing artificial cultivation, protecting fishery workers' lawful rights and boosting fishery production. A special emphasis shall be given to the development of aquaculture. Another priority is research in fishery science.The Law defines which institutions deal with fishery matters at the federal, state and local levels.In addition, the Law determines specific water areas devoted to the development of aquaculture. The regime of exploitation of such water areas is set in Chapter II and the State shall protect ownership and rights to the use of water surfaces and tidal flats. Dispute settlements arising from ownership and rights to the use of water surfaces are set out in the text.Moreover, the State shall determine the total amount of fishery resources and shall implement a fishing quota system. The State shall also implement a fishing licence system and work out fisheries management plans.The Law further spells out specific protection measures such as prohibition of the use of explosives and poisons in fishing and prohibition of catching fry of aquatic animals of important economic value. Furthermore, underwater exploration by means that may have serious effects on fishery resources requires prior consultation of the Department of Fishery Administration.
Main subjects: Fisheries