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Inland Water Fisheries Act (Act No. 6255 of 2000).
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FAOLEX Id: LEX-FAOC051593
Countries: Korea, Republic of
Regions: ASIA;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia
Date of original Text: 28/01/2000
Date of Consolidation: 17/05/2010
Related Web Site: www.klri.re.kr
Type of Text: Legislation
Abstract: The purpose of this Act is to comprehensively utilize and manage inland waters and protect the rearing of fishery resources by prescribing fundamental matters concerning inland fisheries.The term "inland water" means rivers, dams, lakes, reservoirs and water streams or water surfaces of other artificially created fresh waters or stream waters.This Act shall apply in principal only to public waters but shall also apply to private waters adjoining public waters. Any person who intends to run a fishery business falling under one of the categories listed in article 6 and 9 shall obtain a licence as prescribed by the Presidential Decree. Persons who are granted a licence shall acquire the fishing right in accordance with article 7. The terms of validity for the licenced fishery are described in article 13. The Government may grant subsidies in accordance with article 17. Other provisions concern inland fisheries associations, the prohibition of harmful fishing methods, compensations, prohibitions on the gathering and capturing of inland fishery resources during certain periods, delegation of authority, offences and penalties, etc.
Main subjects: Fisheries