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Fishery Resources Management Act (Act No. 9627 of 2009).
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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: 22/04/2009
Date of Consolidation: 15/04/2010
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC136728 Enforcement Decree on the Act on the exercise of sovereign rights on foreigners' fishing, etc. within the Exclusive Economic Zone. 06/01/2012
Implemented by: LEX-FAOC136724 Inland Water Fisheries Act (No. 11427 of 2012). 23/05/2012
Related Web Site: www.klri.re.kr
Type of Text: Legislation
Abstract: This Act provides for the establishment of plans for the management of fishery resources and for the efficient management of fishery resources through the prescription of matters necessary for the protection, recovery and formation of fishery resources.The Act provides for the establishment and implementation of fishery resources management plans in order to comprehensively and systematically manage fishery resources.The Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in order to protect fishery resources, may: determine a period, zone, depth of water, etc. for which the capture and gathering of fishery resources are prohibited; determine fishing prohibited zones; prohibit the sale, possession, distribution, etc. of illegal catches; establish periods of suspension of fishing; restrict the number of fishing vessels in operation; restrict the tonnage of fishing vessels; prohibit the use of certain fishing gear; prohibit the use of explosives, poisons or electricity for fishing; etc.The Act establishes and allocates total catch quotas for each fish species and sea area for the recovery and conservation of fishery resources.The Act further provides for: the designation and management of protected waters for the spawning of fishery resources, development of aquatic seedlings or growth of fingerlings; designation and management of waters for fishery resources management where sedentary fishery resources have developed; restrictions on acts in protected zones; establishment and operation of a Central Fishery Resources Management Committee; penalties; etc.
Comment: This Act incorporates all amendments in force as at 15 April 2010 (Act No. 10272).
Main subjects: Fisheries