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Quality Control of Fishery Products Act.
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Countries: Korea, Republic of
Regions: Asia;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia;ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Date of original Text: 29/01/2001
Date of Consolidation: 25/07/2011
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC070237 Enforcement Decree of the Quality Control of Fishery Products Act (Presidential Decree No. 17351 of 2001). 07/06/2011
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC136702 Act on Origin Labeling of Agricultural and Fishery Products. 03/06/2014
Related Web Site: www.klri.re.kr
Type of Text: Legislation
Abstract: This Act provides for the enhancement of the marketability and stability of fishery products and for fostering the processing industry of fishery products through the adequate quality control on fishery products.The Act consists of 56 articles divided into 9 Chapters: General provisions (I); Quality control of fishery products (II); Fosterage and management of fishery product processing industry (III); Designation of designated sea areas and registration and management of production or processing facilities (IV); Inspection of fishery products and processed fishery products (V); Quarantine of fishery products for transplant (VI); Safety test, etc. of fishery products (VII); Supplementary provisions (VIII); Penal provisions (IX).A Fishery Products Quality Control Deliberation Council shall be established under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and shall deliberate on matters defined in article 4. The Minister shall conduct quality certification systems in order to elevate the quality of fishery products, fishery specialities, and fishery traditional foods, and to protect the consumers.Chapter II deals with the following matters: registration of geographical markings, indication of place of origin, indication of genetically transformed fishery products, etc.Any person who intends to operate a fishery product processing business shall file a registration with the Minister. The Minister shall, in order to implement the agreements with foreign countries, set forth and publicly notify the criteria for sanitary management of the producing or processing facilities of fishery products for exports and the criteria for priority management of hazardous elements.
Comment: Consolidation version of Act No. 6399 of 29 January 2001 as amended last by Act No. 10932 of 25 July 2011.
Main subjects: Fisheries